Mixed Ability Week 22
What is MAW22?
MAW 22 is a prestigious and influential event for Mixed Ability clubs and their networks being hosted in Cork in June 2022, supported by the European Commission through their Erasmus+ Sport programme. Central to this is a 4-day rugby tournament supported by educational conferences and workshops underpinned by bonds of friendship, as well as gathering together all the relevant stakeholders who work in their local communities for the expansion of inclusive
This week-long event will inform and develop a Transferability Toolkit which will enable community clubs to organise events at every level, to raise awareness about Mixed Ability sports and the opportunity for physical wellbeing and the social capital it provides, creating capacity to meet people’s needs in a much more effective and successful way.
What is the objective of MAW22?
MAW22 looks at the model of social inclusion, sportsmanship and how sports and being part of a community can truly change lives, as well as how it can be transposed into other sports and businesses, redefining what real social inclusion means.
MAW 22 Itinerary
IMART 2022 Tournament
Wednesday 8h of June will see us welcome over 100 delegates and speakers attend a one-day international conference entitled ‘The Future of Mixed Ability’. The conference will bring together academics, practitioners, policy makers, sports participants and National Governing Bodies, to interact alongside representatives from the disability, advocacy, healthcare, civil society and private sector.
It represents an unmissable opportunity to introduce and discuss the relevance of Mixed Ability for sport and other sectors in light of the recent pandemic, the latest research, share good practice, as well as enabling an effective dialogue between different areas of society which share the same commitment to achieving full social inclusion.
The Eventbrite link to register for this free conference will be available soon!
There will be a series of exhibition sports event taking place during MAW22. These will include the first ever International Mixed Ability Regatta, Boxing, Kinball, Football and Basketball showcases. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to get involved in other Mixed Ability sports.
Details of dates, times, location and booking system will be updated when confirmed.
Free Educational Workshops
IMAS will be hosting free interactive educational workshops and TedTalk style educational sessions throughout the week at IIP.
Full details will be updated on this site once available.
Tournament Photo Exhibition
During Mixed Ability Week, John Ashton will be capturing imagery which will then be compiled into a photo exhibition that will tour across Europe during 2022 and 2023. This Exhibition will showcase the best of Mixed Ability Week 22 across Europe, spreading the powerful message of Mixed Ability and true inclusion.