The UK Sports Association is proud to join fellow Inas members around the world to celebrate the inaugural Global ID Sports Day which highlights intellectually disabled sport and athletes.
Across the 77 Inas member nations, support is being shown for the event on Friday 12th June with highlights including Portugal hosting an International Indoor Rowing event, the USA announcing its team for the upcoming Global Games and Brazil hosting a futsal event in Sao Paulo.
The UK Sports Association’s My Sport, My Voice! Athlete Ambassadors are also showing their support for the day.
Martina Barber, World and double European heptathlon Inas champion (pictured), who is aiming to compete at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games said: “Competing at Inas Championships have helped me to develop as an athlete. They have given me the chance to compete on the international stage and test myself against the best LD athletes in the world. I have no doubt this has helped me become the athlete I am today.”
Multiple medallist, Peter Millar, said: “It is an honour to represent Great Britain at tennis. I have enjoyed lots of success over the years at Inas competitions and I am training hard to continue doing so at future events, if selected.”
“It is an honour to represent Great Britain at tennis. I have enjoyed lots of success over the years at Inas competitions and I am training hard to continue doing so at future events, if selected”
Amaury Russo, Inas President “Global ID Sports Day is a fantastic opportunity to promote sport for athletes with an intellectual disability. 2015 is an exciting year for Inas with growth in membership, the 2015 Ecuador Global Games and 13 international and regional events already hosted this year.
“With the support of clubs, sports organisations, governments and media around the world getting behind Global ID Sports Day we can continue to make real progress to help break down barriers and grow awareness of our athletes, members and programmes.”