Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Sports Inclusion Disability Charter

Cork Sports Partnership is delighted to announce our commitment to the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter.

Cork Sports Partnership is proud to adopt the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter, ensuring continued support for people with disabilities living in Cork to partake in Sport and Physical Activity across the City and County.

Kristine MeenaghanCoordinator of Cork Sports Partnership

In November of 2018, the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter was launched by CARA and Sport Ireland with the aim of contributing to achieve the actions of the National Sport Policy 2018-2027 and remove barriers for people with disabilities, thus promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for all. CARA carried out nationwide focus groups with people with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities. The focus of this was to truly understand what it is like for a person with a disability to be active in Ireland. 140 people engaged in these focus groups across 22 counties, people who are both active and inactive. Participants were asked about their experiences, their challenges and needs in relation to their participation in sport and physical activity. From the vast feedback received, the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter was developed.

Kate Feeney Sports Inclusion Disability Officer highlights, ‘The Sports Inclusion Disability Charter is the first of its kind and a welcomed resource to inform organisations, community groups and clubs on how we can support people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity.Through this charter, we are looking forward to supporting more people with disabilities in Cork to lead active and healthy lifestyles. We look forward to working with community groups, organisations and clubs in Cork City and County to address the key needs identified in this charter’.

The Sports Inclusion Disability Charter clearly outlines five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in order to make active and healthy lifestyles their reality. Click here to download Sports Inclusion Disability Charter Guidelines.

By signing up to this Charter, you are committing to listening to the needs of people with disabilities in Cork and looking at how your organisation can be more inclusive. 

Cork Sports Partnership are encouraging organisations in Cork city and county to show their support by signing up to the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter.


To find out more information on the Sports Inclusion Disability Charter visit: or contact Cliona on 

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