International
Mixed Ability Sports

Une entreprise sociale qui promeut le développement de projets éducatifs et sportifs visant à l’inclusion social, et pour soutenir l’expansion du sport intégré en Angleterre et en Europe.




Organisateur Du Tournoi International
Du Rugby Mixed Ability

IMAS est l'organisateur du premier Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament. Plus de 400 participants provenant de 10 pays pendant 5 jours d'événements gratuits dans la ville de Bradford (Royaume-Uni).


Le premier Tournoi a été soutenu le ministre britannique du Tourisme et Sport, par le Département du Culture, médias et sports, par la RFU et les Barbarians et par la Workers’ Educational Association.

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Notre mission

IMAS promeut un modèle du sport à capacité mixte (mixed ability) effaçant les barrières entre joueurs avec différentes capacités par l’adoption d’équipes intégrées.

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Nos objectifs

IMAS en collaboration avec ses partenaires:

  • Offre un modèle consolidé qui soutien la présence du personnes avec handicap physique, mental ou intellectuel dans le sport compétitif
  • Sensibilise la société sur les thèmes du handicap a traves la participation volontaire et l’éducation
  • Promeut les sports intégrés par la création d’équipes mixed ability
  • Donne support, formation, et ressources au personnel éducatif et sportif, soit au niveau d’amateur que professionnel
  • Développe projets locaux, nationaux et internationaux promouvant l’inclusion social et l’éducation a traves le sport

Ce que nous offrons

  • Guide et orientation dans l’organisation d’équipes de sport intégré
  • Ressources et formation pour le clubs sportifs dans un contexte éducatif
  • Projets personnalisés pour les écoles
  • Coordination d’événements
  • Insertion dans un vaste réseau de sports intégrés
It’s built up my confidence, keeps me fit and I love every single minute of it

- Paul Brocklehurst, Bumble Bees RUFC

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Nos partenaires

Being a Mixed Ability Rugby Player has improved my life and made me a better person
  • Testimonial

    Gerry Sutcliffe MP

    Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability Sports, Former Sports Minister 2007-2010,
    1st Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament 2015 Official Patron

    It is my pleasure to support the International mixed ability competition to be played in Bradford in 2015. This is a great opportunity to develop sporting and educational links through rugby.Raising awareness of disabilities and promoting well being through sport is something that I have always believed in and I hope will attract support from all sections of society.

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    Alex Teasdale

    Growth & Development Manager, England Rugby

    The Rugby Football Union is delighted to be working with IMAS and the WEA taking Mixed Ability Rugby into grassroots clubs across the country.Together we are rolling out a unique start up package involving players with disabilities delivering exhibition games, promotional presentations, and sharing the life affirming changes brought about by being part of an integrated team.The Mixed Ability Rugby Model illustrates how working with partners like IMAS, we as a collective, can change preconceptions about disabilities offering truly inclusive provision and rugby for all.

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    Dr Mark Purvis FRCGP

    Director of Postgraduate GP Education and Head of School of Primary Care,
    Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber

    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.  I have also witnessed the inspirational impact on others, who may themselves experience barriers to participation in healthy activity. Finally, I believe that if we can promote inclusion in sport, then we can set a positive example for the rest of society, including; education in schools and colleges, our health services and the workplace.

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    Les Cusworth

    former Director of Rugby Argentina,
    former England and Barbarians International

    It is my pleasure to act as an Ambassador for International Mixed Ability Sport 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. IMAS believes in the power of sport, and what it promotes, providing Disabled people with an opportunity to take part in sport and physical activities, playing alongside non-Disabled teammates, as well as competing in local, national and international competitions.I had the pleasure of being present at the incredible first Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament, in Bradford in August 2015. It was a truly memorable event for all who experienced the real joy of participation, competition and friendship through sport. I look forward to supporting IMAS with their exciting challenges in the future.

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    Ann Walker

    Director of Education, Workers Educational Association (WEA)

    The WEA hasn’t moved into sports management but is working in partnership with IMAS to promote inclusion and to challenge stereotypes about disability.The educational aspects of the partnership have enabled players with Learning Disabilities to develop skills for describing and presenting their experiences in sport to RFU clubs so that neighbouring teams can get over their “fear factor” of playing against disabled players and mixed ability teams.Students have gained in confidence, become accomplished public speakers and taught others about diversity and inclusion. It’s been a win-win process.

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