English Federation of Disability Sport
There are around 11 million disabled people in the UK. Less than two in ten disabled people in England are taking part in sport. The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) was established in September 1998 as the national body and charity dedicated to disabled people in sport throughout England.
We work closely with a number of key partners to improve and increase the opportunities offered, ensuring disabled people have a memorable experience of sport and physical activity. Our partners include the National Disability Sport Organisations and National Governing Bodies of sport.
If you are a disabled person, EFDS can signpost you to numerous participation opportunities and programmes. Being active is a great way to improve your health and well-being. Whatever level you wish to take part, sport and physical activity can be an enjoyable lifestyle choice.
English Federation of Disability Sport works to increase opportunities for disabled people in sport and physical activity. By supporting the sport sector and engaging with disability organisations, we are in the best position to support participation at every level.
We want sport and physical activity to be a meaningful experience, whatever level of choice. Our partnerships across sectors mean we can use our knowledge and expertise to help sport deliver more inclusive programmes. Sharing our better practices, we can provide relevant support in a joint partnership.