Spar is to extend its partnership with Disability Sport Wales for the next three years to continue providing inclusive sporting opportunities for disabled adults and young people.
For the next three years, the main focus of the convenience retailer as the national Community Partner will be to support Disability Sport Wales in the delivery of insport Series Events.
These take the format of a range of opportunities within a local environment and provided by local insport clubs and national governing bodies, to ensure a pathway from those events into good quality, inclusive local clubs and sessions.
The sports, which include archery, football, cricket, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, bowls, cycling, tennis, wheelchair rugby, karate, golf, judo and gymnastics, allow participants, coaches and a wider network of volunteers to access opportunities they may not have considered as accessible.
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“We are incredibly proud of our relationship with Disability Sport Wales and are delighted that we can continue to support bringing inclusive sport to the communities of Wales,” Spar Wholesaler AF Blakemore, group marketing driector, Sarah Ellis said.
“Our Spar stores are embedded in the heart of communities, run by locals for locals and we have seen firsthand how the work of Disability Sport Wales can ensure that every member of the community has the opportunity to enjoy the lifelong benefits of physical activity.”
Disability Sport Wales CEO, Fiona Reid added: “We are absolutely delighted that the partnership is set to continue for another three years. The team at Spar have been incredibly supportive and are passionate about connecting local disabled people to local inclusive activity.
“There are so many fantastic opportunities being provided by coaches and volunteers within your local community, and so many different sports out there to capture your imagination and potential. We are really proud of how the events connect people, and this is an exciting opportunity to build on the success of the first three years and to continue to highlight inclusive opportunities across Wales.”