Eastbourne's first Festival of Accessible Sport is planned

Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Access Group have organised the first Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 9:45 am
The festival will celebrate the fact sport is for everyone

Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Access Group have organised the first Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport.

It will take place in Princes Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday 28 the festival will run 10am to 5pm, and on Sunday 29 it will run 10am to 4pm.

The aim of this festival is to celebrate inclusive sport, allowing the community to discover sports they have never heard of, or accessible adaptations of sports they know and love.

So far, plans are for the festival to include adapted beach cycling with Wheels for All, inclusive basketball and tennis at Fisherman’s Green, a range of displays in the sports arena and disability swim and gym at the Sovereign Centre, where carers go free.

In the sports arena, there will be displays that festivalgoers can watch and partake in, and Defiant Sports mascot Dunk the Defiant Lion will be there to make sure everyone feels involved and has fun.

Alongside accessible sports, the festival will have live music, food trucks, a bar/drinks tent, picnic area, and much more.

It will be a fun, inclusive, and free event for all of the family to attend. You can buy tickets online and each ticket includes entry into a raffle on the weekend.

Charities, support organisations and accessible sports organisations wishing to be part of this event should email Defiant Sports on [email protected] for more information and to book their free slot. Businesses and food vendors wanting to attend should also contact Defiant Sports.