IMAS News & Events

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 […]
7th November 2018

The benefits of inclusion – A MIXAR story

Last weekend, Sundays Well RFC hosted the 3rd Erasmus Plus #MIXAR project at the Irish Independent Park, in Cork. Over 40 delegates from Italy, the United […]
30th October 2018

Sunday’s Well Rebels celebrate best year ever for Mixed Ability rugby!

It was a glorious autumn afternoon in Cork when Sunday’s Well Rebels stepped out onto Irish Independent Park to play their first match officially sanctioned by […]
22nd October 2018

Erasmus+ MIXAR Magazine issue 1

IMAS is proud to be the strategic partner of the EU-funded Erasmus+ Sport MIXAR (Mixed Ability Rugby for All) project. The project aims to replicate the […]
10th June 2018

Tracey Crouch Minister for Sport and Civil Society supports Mixed Ability movement to break down barriers

 International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) is celebrating the launch of its new ‘Mixed Ability Awards Scheme’ at the House of Commons this evening by recognising those […]