The More than a Game strategy will ensure disability and inclusion remain a key priority
The FAW Trust are the first sports organisation in Wales to receive insport silver, an award by Disability Sport Wales in recognition of the continued commitment to inclusion and the wide-ranging progress made in engaging disabled people in football.
The insport Panel were impressed by the progress made by FAW and FAW Trust in making football an inclusive sport and recognise the strategic and operation priority that disability football has been given over many years now. To build on this success during the course of the next five years key targets include:
• Work towards achieving Disability Sport Wales ‘insport’ Gold Level
• Promote performance programme to inspire potential players – impairment specific
• Develop national Cerebral Palsy programme including national team
• Expand impairment specific coach education training and mentoring programme
• 6% of disabled population registering and playing football regularly
DSW Chief Exec, Jon Morgan, presenting the silver insport medal to FAW Trust Chair Peter Lee
FAW Trust Chief Executive Neil Ward said: “We are extremely pleased to have gained the insport Silver Level.
"Over the past 12 years we have made a commitment to make football as inclusive as possible employing our first disability officer in 2004 and launching our first disability strategy in 2005.
Our latest strategy (More than a Game) will ensure disability and inclusion are a key priority”
Disability Sport Wales Chair Pippa Britton said: "I am delighted that Disability Sport Wales have been able to work in such a positive manner with Football Association of Wales Trust.
"Achieving insport NGB Silver is a big milestone on their journey towards providing a fully inclusive football offer in Wales and recognition of the ongoing commitment to "transforming communities through football for all."