THIS is going to be amazing – and it is happening in Eastbourne this weekend.
Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Access Group have joined together to organise the first ever Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport.
The festival aims to promote inclusive sports on offer in East Sussex to residents, especially those with barriers to fitness such as disabilities or mobility issues.
Everyone deserves the chance to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle, that’s why Defiant Sports motto is ‘inclusion for all’, with their mission being to give everyone equal opportunities in sporting.
The festival will be held on August Bank Holiday weekend in Princes Park, running 10am-5pm on Saturday 28th and 10am-4pm on Sunday 29th.
The festival is set to include various accessible sports, including archery, basketball, cycling, Swoove dancing, and yoga to name just a few.
The Sports Arena, which will be in the centre of the field, will have various sporting displays/sessions for festivalgoers to enjoy, and it’s all free of charge!
There will also be plenty of support organisations and charities there to give you information on what they do, and how they can assist you, with the likes of Embrace, Amaze, Eastbourne Access Group, and Rainbow Fairies.
And it wouldn’t be a festival without live music, which is why local celebrities and recent BAFTA nominees Delta 7 will be headlining the festival!
You can catch their performance on the Saturday at 4pm, with other local singers such as Stevie Caitlin also due to perform.
If you get a little peckish, there will be food and drink at the festival too, including Bestie Burgers and Guido’s Bar.
There really is something for everyone at the Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport!
This festival is set to be the first of its kind nationwide, combining music and sports to create a fully accessible and inclusive festival.
The aim is to promote the message that people with disabilities should not simply be an afterthought, they should be the initial thought.
Therefore this festival is for anyone and everyone with a disability, mental health condition, long-term health condition, or any form of accessibility issues that causes them to be excluded.
There will be disability toilets and a changing places toilet at the festival, so you can enjoy yourself in an inclusive environment.
Embrace will also be providing a quiet play area behind the arena, so if you face sensory overload or feel overwhelmed, there will be somewhere for you to relax and continue to enjoy the festival.
Tickets for the Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport are FREE and include entry into the raffle draw.
Get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07887) 755856