The award is thanks
to working with people of disability to bring them into sailing and make the
sport more inclusive, including the Sailability scheme.
RYA Cymru Wales
chief executive Phil Braden was presented with the award on behalf of
Disability Sport Wales by their chief executive Fiona Reid (Pictured).
Wales have been incredibly pleased to support RYA Cymru Wales in attaining
their Insport NGB Bronze standard,” said Reid.
“This achievement illustrates the growing
work that the organisation, and those within it, are doing to welcome disabled
people in to the sport, to provide a range of opportunities and to begin to
establish a culture of inclusion throughout Boating in Wales.
“DSW are very excited to be continuing the
partnership and look forward to seeing where the inclusive journey takes RYA Cymru
The Insport Bronze Award involves developing the workforce
in disability training, put an action plan in place and ensure job descriptions
refer to inclusion and equity.
It also involves working with clubs and training
centres, collecting data and a commitment to working towards the silver award.
“RYA Cymru Wales has long been a supporter of
making sailing as inclusive as possible and the RYA’s Sailability scheme has
been a key part of that,” said Braden.
“Sailing is such a great sport for people of all
abilities and this award demonstrates the commitment of RYA Cymru Wales in
working towards full inclusion of disabled people in our sport.
“This is the challenge to all sports now about
how they can include people with a disability in coaching, officiating,
volunteering and of course taking part as well. They are passing on the message
about the impact in their sport and that is the perfect result for us.
“I would like to
congratulate everyone who had the vision to transform the lives of people with
a disability through sailing and believe in the incredible power of their