Active Nottingham’s Harvey Hadden Sports Village and Clifton Leisure Centre, part of Nottingham City Council, have been awarded the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) Mark for their facilities, joining Ken Martin Leisure Centre in three of eight centres in the East Midlands and the only centres in Nottingham to have this accreditation.
The IFI programme is run by the English Federation of Disability Sport, designed to offer disabled people more choice and opportunities to enjoy the benefits of physical activity.
The Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) has been established for many years, supporting leisure centres to become more welcoming and accessible environments to disabled people. Facilities across the country have been awarded the IFI Mark Accreditation. It helps leisure facilities to get more disabled people physically active.
Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, said: “I’m delighted that our efforts, and the on-going work of Active Nottingham has been recognised with the IFI Accreditation. I hope this encourages more disabled people and those with long term health conditions to access the centres and benefit from the facilities that are on offer.”
Clifton Leisure Centre General Manager, Kirsty Worthington, said: “As a team, we are extremely pleased to have maintained the IFI mark for another year at Clifton Leisure Centre. It’s great to see the Centre recognised for its commitment to providing accessible services for disabled users, we certainly pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and facilities for the community and service users.”
Harvey Hadden Sports Village General Manager, Andrew Miller, said: “It’s a great achievement for the team and facility that we have been recognised and awarded the IFI Accreditation for another year. We are proud that through an external assessment process it has been recognised that we provide inclusive high-quality services and facilities to all of our visitors.”
NOTES FOR EDITORS
The number of centres in Nottingham and East Midlands were correct at the time of writing.
For more information about the IFI programme and the English Federation of Disability Sport visit:
Active Nottingham operates six leisure centres across the city of Nottingham: Clifton Leisure Centre, Djanogly Community Leisure Centre, Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Ken Martin Leisure Centre, Southglade Leisure Centre and Victoria Leisure Centre.
Visit www.activenottingham.com for more information or to find your nearest centre