IMAS News & Events

10th April 2019

New partnership with Activity Alliance

IMAS is pleased to announce a new Partnership with Activity Alliance. Previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport, over the past seven years, Activity […]
2nd April 2019

The 2nd MIXAR Magazine is online now!

The second issue of the MIXAR Magazine is now available! You can read about the development of Mixed Ability rugby in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, and the […]
14th March 2019

Social Prescribing: Emperor’s New Clothes or Paradigm Shift?

If you want to live a long and healthy life have good genes, be able (rich enough) to live in a healthy environment, have “good” health […]
1st March 2019

Bowled Over – How Mixed Ability is Bringing New Members Into Bowls

In January 2018, York and District Indoor Bowls club threw open their doors for a Mixed Ability bowls taster day. Working with IMAS the club contacted […]
15th February 2019

Becoming a Viking – Diary of a MA Player

  My name is Ian Bourne and I was born in 1966 with Cerebral Palsy as a result of the umbilical cord getting wrapped around my […]
18th January 2019

Chivasso Rugby celebrate 10 year anniversary with IMAS Accreditation!

2019 marks ten years since the first Mixed Ability rugby club in Italy was established. Chivasso Rugby’s aim is to include players of any (dis)ability as […]
4th January 2019

From Front Row Seat to Front Row Forward

As a profoundly deaf player with cerebral palsy Tom may have felt that contact rugby wasn’t going to be a possibility. However, it is just 3 […]
20th December 2018

Who says 70 is old?

The 2018 Christmas blog contribution comes from John Higginson. John wrote to IMAS earlier this year asking what Mixed Ability activities were available for him and […]
14th December 2018

All in the same boat!

When Bradford Amateur Rowing Club (BARC) decided to give Mixed Ability (MA) rowing a go, they had no idea how it would transform their club. Fortunately, […]
7th December 2018

Mixed Ability Sports – A Family Affair

Sport England announced a £40m investment to get families across the country active[1] earlier this year. As part of their ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy they […]
24th November 2018

IMAS Champion awarded Royal College of General Practitioners President’s Medal

IMAS celebrates the award of the Royal College of General Practitioners President’s Medal to Mixed Ability Health Champion Dr Mark Purvis.   The Royal College of […]
15th November 2018

What is Mixed Ability rugby?

Sundays Well RFC is home to the first Irish Mixed Ability Rugby Team – Sundays Well Rebels. The team began training together in January 2014 and […]