Cardiff City FC Foundation has been awarded an InSport ribbon award by Disability Sport Wales, an award which recognises the Foundation as an organisation that provides inclusive opportunities for people with a disability.

During half-time at Cardiff City vs. Birmingham City, Tom Rodgers, Senior InSport Project Manager at Disability Sport Wales and Cardiff City FC board member Steve Borley presented Chloe, a member of the Foundation's Disability Inclusion team, with the award. 

 

The Foundation believes in inclusion and the support from Disability Sport Wales’ InSport Third Sector Accreditation will support the Foundation in developing provisions that provide people with a disability the choice to take part in more of our programmes further strengthening our inclusive offer.

 

The Bluebirds Charity recognise that the majority of children and adults get to experience sports opportunities within a club environment.

It is the Foundation’s mission to ensure that people with a disability also have this same opportunity across all of our projects and programmes.

 

Using the power of sport and the reach of Cardiff City Football Club, the Bluebirds Charity support children, young people and families to achieve their full potential and work to improve education and employment opportunities, create healthier more active lives and build safer and more inclusive communities.

 

Cardiff City FC Foundation Director, Gavin Hawkey said: “The Foundation is committed to providing inclusive opportunities for children, young people and families to access education and sport. We’ll continue to shape our offers, focusing on the needs of each individual and community and work towards becoming a Gold standard organisation.”

 

Case Officer for Disability Sport Wales, Norman Greenslade said: Disability Sport Wales wish to congratulate Cardiff City FC Foundation on their achievement of the InSport Ribbon standard. It is a real testament to the calibre of work they are currently doing, and have committed to do in the future, and will ensure the ongoing development of inclusive planning and provision of opportunity to disabled communities in the area.”