Boxing clubs are being invited to sign the Cara Centre’s Sport Inclusion Disability Charter.
IABA became a signatory to the Charter on December 3rd, International Day for Persons with Disabilities.
This charter commits the IABA to:
• Being open and understanding of all people with disabilities.
• Access and create training for all clubs to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities.
• Develop and deliver inclusive boxing activities.
• Review facilities, venues and equipment to make IABA more accessible
• Promote the inclusive nature of Irish Boxing.
Over 20 boxing clubs have already signed up to the Charter – and clubs that haven’t yet done so are invited to consider becoming signatories to the Charter. On a club level, this means:
Be open to and understanding of all people with disabilities
Access training for our staff/volunteers to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities
Develop and deliver inclusive activities
Review our facility/venues/equipment to make our organisation more accessible
Promote the inclusive nature of our activities, in a variety of formats
Accessibility and inclusion take many forms – some clubhouses may be on the first or second floor of buildings without lifts, which may be a barrier to wheelchair users or people with mobility issues. This is not a barrier to inclusion for people with other forms of disability and does not mean a club cannot sign up to the charter.
And thanks to all of the clubs who took part in the survey on inclusive boxing training. If you have 2 or 3 minutes to spare, I would be grateful for your views. This anonymous survey is available here