English Federation of Disability Sport

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The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is an umbrella organization promoting sport for athletes with disabilities in England. Founded in 1998, the Federation brought together a number of organizations who had separately promoted disabled sports before its creation.[1] EFDS promotes opportunities for youth with disabilities to participate in sport, in addition to its work with adult athletes.[2]

It is based at Loughborough in Leicestershire and is a registered charity.[3]

Disability Sport Events (DSE) was merged with the EFDS in 2005, where it became an events division.[4] DSE was formerly known as Disability Sports England (DSE)[5] and originally as the British Sports Association for the Disabled (BSAD),[6] founded by Ludwig Guttmann in 1961.


  1. ^ "About Us". English Federation of Disability Sport. Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ "English Federation for Disability Sport: 'One Small Step' Project". Study Support. United Kingdom Department of Children, Schools, and Families. 08-05-11. Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-05-15.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Charity Commission. English Federation of Disability Sport, registered charity no. 1075180. 
  4. ^ Our Work, Official site of the English Federation of Disability Sport
  5. ^ Leisure & Holidays, Surrey County Council
  6. ^ Sports for people with disabilities, Hammersmith & Fulham

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