24. März 2016  
Great Britain  
Happy Gymnastics

Great Britain: Important milestone for disability gymnastics

British Gymnastics has reached an important milestone with more clubs than ever offering Disability Gymnastics across the UK. Whether providing inclusive opportunities within mainstream sessions or offering specific classes for disabled people, more than 200 clubs affiliated to British Gymnastics now offer these exciting activities for a growing fan base, which includes many people with physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairments or health conditions.
The growth in popularity and participation in Disability Gymnastics is largely down to the British Gymnastics I’M IN programme,  which aims to develop more high quality opportunities for disabled people in gymnastics. Launched in 2013, with a number of clubs already experienced in offering gymnastics for disabled people, the I’M IN programme offers specialist coaching support and mentoring to other clubs who want to become more inclusive. To date, more than 200 coaches have benefited from this initiative and they have taken their new skills and knowledge back to their respective clubs.