Inclusion in sport

Perspectives of youth with a disability, their parents and sport professionals

Auteurs
Vera Dekkers, Afke Kerkstra, Aija Saari, Nuno Pimenta, Anabela Vitorino, Vaida Pokvytyte en J.F.M. Holla
Lectoraat
Kracht van Sport
Soort object
Andersoortig materiaal
Datum
2022
Samenvatting
The Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2 (SEDY2) project encourages inclusion and equal opportunities in sport for youth with a disability by raising their sports and exercise participation in inclusive settings. It was important to ensure that the authentic views, wishes and feelings of youth with a disability regarding inclusion in sport were attained. Therefore, online focus groups were conducted with youth with a disability, their parents and sport professionals in Finland, Lithuania, Portugal and The Netherlands. Seven themes regarding inclusion in sport have been identified from these interviews: having a choice, sense of belonging, everyone can participate, same rights and equality, acknowledge that everyone is unique, inclusion is an ongoing process and terminology (language) is challenging.