Sported is one of the two charity partners for Nissan GB’s Nissan Possibilities Project, the company’s CSR initiative to create more opportunities for under-represented communities.
Nissan GB works with selected groups within the Sported network of 2,900 community clubs to help create better participation opportunities for young people with disabilities.
Sported, in partnership with the Richard Whitehead Foundation and Nissan GB is supporting three young people who have received funding for the provision of running prosthetics.
Our community groups will be supporting these young people’s journeys, ensuring participants can have full access to facilities and qualified coaching for disability running.
Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts also joins Nissan GB as a Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador. Adele is a proud advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, and in 2020 won the award for Broadcaster of the Year at the British LGBT Awards. She is also a keen runner and has completed the London Marathon twice, as well as being a regular presenter for the BBC on the London Marathon coverage.
Richard and Adele support Nissan at the London Marathon, with Richard a frequent competitor in the race and Adele wowing the crowd in the Nissan LGBTQ+ Cheerzone.
Sported is thrilled to be partnering with Nissan to help tackle inequalities in physical activity for young people with disabilities.
While the pandemic has impacted the ability of all young people to run and play, we have seen from our network that those living with disabilities have been disproportionately affected – facing increased isolation measures, a lack of suitable facilities and equipment, and a shortage of coaches with the necessary skills and experience.
– Nicola Walker, Sported CEO