Disability Sport Wales and Admiral transform lives through the power of sport

Disability Sport Wales (DSW), the leading organisation for the development of disability sport in Wales, has renewed its partnership with Welsh employer Admiral.

Admiral’s further investment gives DSW the ability to continue to deliver the successful Admiral Play Together programme across schools in Wales to approximately 1,500 children.

Admiral Play Together is creative inclusive learning aimed at primary school pupils in Years 4 to 6. The sessions support and encourage young people to include everyone in their class and school with their play and cover a range of topics related to inclusive sport and disability.

Despite a challenging 2020, the Admiral Play Together programme was able to delight over 1,500 children through face-to-face sessions last year in school across Wales. Following national lockdown, DSW adapted the programme to provide activities for families via social media, continuing to spread the message of community awareness and inclusion.

Fiona Reid, Chief Executive of Disability Sport Wales said: “We passionately believe that every child should be able to play with their friends – in the playground, in PE, in sport and at home – so being able to deliver the Admiral Play Together sessions in schools has helped children share their ideas about including everyone, as well as given them more to go away and have a lot of fun with. We are so excited to be continuing this fantastic partnership with Admiral.”

Rhian Langham, Head of People Services at Admiral said: “We’re so pleased to continue our partnership with Disability Sport Wales on the Admiral Play Together programme. As a company that understands the importance of including everyone and having fun at the same time, we’re impressed by DSW’s approach to educating children on the importance of inclusivity. We look forward to seeing the programme inspire more children across Wales this year.”

Federation of Disability Sport Wales is committed to transforming lives through the power of sport and is a registered charity (no. 1144663). Its website is www.disabilitysportwales.com