International Mixed Ability Sports

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Mixed Ability basketball fast growing in Spain!

Saski Baskonia, one of the most prominent basketball clubs in Europe, remains firm in its commitment to social inclusion through basketball. Baskoia has been developing the Mixed Ability model for four seasons, with the creation of two men’s teams and one women’s...

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Awards, Blog, Events, IMART 2025, IMART2025, In the Media, International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament, Involving disabled people, MARI's, Mixed Ability Sports, News

The benefits that being active has on Mental Health

    The latest member of the IMAS Training team Ella Sky has recently had an article published in the Somerset Recovery College Magazine. Ella who proclaims on her Facebook page that she is "Autistic and Proud" brings a new skill set to the weekly IMAS...

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Blog, IMART, IMART 2025, IMART 2028, International, International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament, Mixed Ability Sports, News, Press Release

IMART 2025 awarded to the City of Pamplona, Spain, and IMART 2028 announced!

International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) is thrilled to announce that the International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament is returning in 2025 and will be hosted by the City of Pamplona, Spain. Located in the north-east region of Navarra, Pamplona is a historic town...

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Development Programme, England Squash, In the Media, Involving disabled people, Mixed Ability Sports, Mixed Ability Squash, News, Press Release

IMAS Bouncing as England Squash Partnership Announced

Last week IMAS and England Squash were proud to announce their new partnership, sharing the mixed ability model with clubs across Greater Manchester, London, the Midlands and Yorkshire. As part of the package of support available to clubs, each would be partnered...

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Blog, Involving disabled people, MIXAR, Mixed Ability Sports, News, Press Release, Rugby development, Tournament

Anthony Brooke, British Empire Medal winner and global inspiration!

Anthony Brooke a huge rugby fan from Bradford had always wanted to play the sport, but on approaching clubs was offered the position of water boy or encouraged to play tag rugby due to his learning and physical disabilities. In 2008 in an adult social skills class...

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Blog, Development Programme, Mixed Ability Sports, Sport England

‘Just Another Outing in a Boat’: Findings from the Evaluation of the Mixed Ability Sport Development Programme

By Dr. Jen Dyer It is widely recognised that disabled people often face barriers to participating in sport and, particularly, in mainstream sport. In fact, it has been noted that sports ‘infrastructure’ is set up to encourage separation of disability sport rather...

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Blog, Mixed Ability Sports

The rise of the Bucks!

Mixed Ability rugby includes both disabled and non-disabled participants playing full-contact rugby within a mainstream club environment. Playing to the 'just another team' ethos all players are members of the club, train weekly and participate in fixtures. The...

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IMAS to support ARI Championship

IMAS is delighted to announce our support for the Ability Rugby International (ARI) championship. This is a cross-border competition built on the Mixed Ability principles of inclusion and diversity, and open to any Mixed Ability rugby side, male or female, from...

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News, Press Release

Barry Horne joins the IMAS Board!

IMAS is delighted to announce that Barry Horne MBE has joined the IMAS Board and the Mixed Ability family! Barry is the Chief Executive of Activity Alliance, the National charity which works to get more disabled people active across England. Over the past 12 years,...

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Blog

IMART 2022 legacy book unveiled!

IMAS and Mixed Ability Sports Ireland are incredibly excited to unveil the official Mixed Ability Week and International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament 2022 photobook as part of the event legacy programme. Following the incredible success of a week of fully...

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“A strong commitment to Mixed Ability”

New clubs achieve accreditation. Two community clubs of very different sizes and sports were recently recognised for their dedication to inclusion through their Mixed Ability offers. People’s Park Bowls in Grimsby, supported by 2020 Community Sport have established...

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Blog, News, Sport England

Mixed Ability Golf

Two pioneering clubs and their journeys to becoming fully inclusive. Picturesque Bingley St Ives golf club in West Yorkshire overlooks the Aire Valley, a route to the beautiful Yorkshire dales. The club has come together with International Mixed Ability Sports...

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Blog, News

IMAS Trainers speak to the House of Lords

On Wednesday 21st September, IMAS Trainers Bronte and Cam attended an online meeting with the House of Lords, to discuss how sport can be made more inclusive and accessible for young people. This blog is a selection of excerpts from the meeting transcript. We’d...

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Blog

World Diabetes Day

At IMAS, we want to make sport inclusive for everybody who faces barriers to participation. With World Diabetes Day coming up, IMAS team member Imogen spoke to two IMAS Trainers and Bumble Bees Rugby Club members – Cam and Paul - about how diabetes affects their...

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International, Rugby development

Os presentamos los Tarucas!

Tarucas Mixed Ability nace en marzo de 2019, bajo el nombre de “Rugby inclusivo Chile”. Esta idea viene de noviembre del año 2018, cuando en Chile se hizo la primera jornada de rugby inclusivo, donde participaron más de 200 personas. A partir de ese día, comenzaron...

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