A COMMUNITY project to help people with physical and learning disabilities take part in sport has been awarded more than £70,000 by the National Lottery.

Defiant Sports, based in Eastbourne at Sovereign Harbour, runs inclusive sports sessions, including boccia, visually impaired tennis, and table cricket in an accessible environment.

Managing director Loretta Lock said the funding from The National Lottery Community Fund would allow it to add more sessions and buy new equipment, as it looks to reduce the barriers to enter sport.

She said: “With this support, we hope to grow and provide inclusive sports for all to a wider reaching audience, ensuring everyone with a barrier to participation can enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.”