The Mixed Ability Model encourages social inclusion by removing barriers to participation for people who feel unable to join mainstream grassroots clubs or groups due to physical or mental health issues, size, shape, age, disability, prolonged inactivity, or a perception of “not being good enough”.


The Model differs from the Paralympic structure, as it starts from the assumption that anyone, at some point in life, can experience a form of disability.

Mixed Ability Sport is not about classifying levels of ability and separating disabled players into different tiers. We believe this focuses on what people cannot do, the emphasis in Mixed Ability Sport is the inclusion of all players! Facilitation, support and involvement are encouraged by all, on and off the field.

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