Raising the profile of athletes with a learning disability amongst the general public, giving these athletes a platform to act as ambassadors for their sport and challenge perceptions of what it means to have a learning disability.
Challenging Perceptions of Disability
Empowering Disabled People
Empowering Young People
Spirit of 2012 funds expanded netball programme
Spirit of 2012 is funding the extension of Netball Scotland’s Sirens programme, which empowers and engages girls and young women through the sport.
Sirens for Success was launched in schools across Glasgow in April 2017, an offshoot of the Sirens elite team which plays in the UK Vitality Netball Superleague. Spirit’s extra funding means the programme will now extend across nine more Local Authorities in Scotland (Clackmannanshire, East Ayrshire, Falkirk, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire).
MY SPORT MY VOICE LAUNCHES
Thirteen high performance athletes selected as Ambassadors for national campaign
A spirited conversation with… Martina Barber
Spirit of 2012 funds My Sport, My Voice! – a national project that raises the profile of the UK’s elite athletes with a learning disability by providing a platform to showcase their sporting achievements and inspire others. The Athlete Ambassadors who are leading the project have all excelled at the highest levels in sport and have been chosen from each country of the UK.