International Mixed Ability Sports is a not for profit community interest company who have developed and are championing the Mixed Ability Model. Our vision is to enable people of all abilities to be equal members in clubs and communities using the power of sport and education.

Training & Consultancy

Bespoke co-produced workshops for all, from grassroots clubs and organisations to National Governing Bodies and Universities.

IMART 2017

Keep up with our International Mixed Ability expansion. IMART 2017 will take place in Vittoria-Gasteiz 21st - 25th August.

Current Projects

See how we are working with National Governing Bodies, grassroots clubs, disability service providers and support groups to promote Mixed Ability Sports.

Affiliate to IMAS

Become an IMAS Affiliate to access specialist resources, volunteer opportunities, profile raising, an extensive International network, and ongoing professional support.


International Mixed Ability Sports is a not for profit community interest company who have developed and are championing the Mixed Ability Model.

The Mixed Ability Model promotes social inclusion through education and by encouraging players of all abilities to be equal members of mainstream sports clubs.

The Model represents an innovative and radical approach to broader social inclusion. Our sports and educational activities aim to create a fully inclusive and safe environment for everyone regardless their age, gender, background or ability.

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"Really great way of bringing people together. This is surely how society should be!"



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  • WEA Tutors Mark Goodwin and Martino Corazza have been at the helm of the Mixed Ability rugby movement in England. They believed that people with disabilities should not be left on the sidelines. Sports should be inclusive, with opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate, no matter where you live.
    Ruth Spellman
    Chief Executive of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA)
  • Mixed Ability gives everyone the opportunity to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Membership of local sports clubs creates new social connections and reduces social isolation. The Mixed Ability initiative is changing non-disabled people's attitudes towards disabled people in their local communities. Mencap believes that the six principles of the Manifesto are key to delivery.
    Martin Lees
    Mencap National Sports Manager
  • I am delighted to be a Medical Ambassador for IMAS. I have seen first-hand the transformative effect that participation in sport can have, not just in improved mental and physical health but in empowering participants with a greater sense of autonomy, identity and inclusion in their communities.
    Dr Mark Purvis FRCGP
    Director of Postgraduate GP Education and Head of School of Primary Care
    Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber
  • The development of Mixed Ability Rugby across the country is growing and it’s part of our goal to work with IMAS to develop even more opportunities for everyone to participate
    Steve Grainger MBE
    England Rugby Development Director
  • England Boxing, the National Governing Body of sport for Olympic style boxing is delighted to be working in partnership with International Mixed Ability Sports with the aim of helping clubs to be more inclusive.
    Ron Tulley
    England Boxing Head of Development
  • It is my pleasure to act as an Ambassador for International Mixed Ability Sports whose main function is to promote and expand the model of all Mixed Ability Sports, breaking down barriers between able bodied and disabled players through integrated teams.
    Les Cusworth
    former England and Barbarians International
    former Director of Rugby Argentina
  • Sports, and Mixed Ability Sports in particular, are a school of life. This is because they foster real inclusion and participation and fight oppression and discrimination - which don't belong to sport!
    Livio Berruti
    Olympic Gold Medallist