Project information

Jadey's Dream

Make Jadey's dream come true and double the reach of AITC’s programme to enable sports participation to 2,000 more disabled young people in Sussex. At the same time getting disabled and able bodied people playing sport together to help break down barriers of prejudice and discrimination.

April 2014 - December 2015

Charity information

Albion in the Community

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  • Need


    Four out of five disabled people are not active and seven in ten want to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in. However, there are physical, logistical and psychological barriers to participating in sport for people with disabilities all of which AITC can help overcome. Participation in sport helps build self-confidence and change personal perceptions. It helps to change attitudes as people build respect for the skills of differently abled people.


    We want to double the number of young disabled people taking part in our disability sports courses, coaching sessions, and competitive teams. In 2013 we reached more than 2,472 people. By the end of 2015 we want to have involved 5,000. We will provide a safe, encouraging environment plus equipment to enable participation. In addition through organising tournaments, take part days and demos at the stadium we will introduce able bodied people to these sports and encourage them to take part.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We will provide more community clubs.


    » Run 20 more disability community sports clubs giving disabled people access to competitive sport.

    By December 2015 we will have run 40 community clubs.

    Aim 2

    Grow our curriculum time activity.


    » We will provide more disability sports coaching in special schools across Sussex for 5 to 19 year-olds as part of our schools’ curriculum programme.

    By December 2015 we will have reached 3000 pupils.

    Aim 3

    We will increase the number of holiday courses we run.


    » To deliver disability sports courses across more of Sussex, running throughout the year for young people over the age of five.

    By December 2015 we will have reached 500 young people.

    Aim 4

    To increase opportunities for disabled and able bodied people to take part in sport together.


    » To develop events, tournaments and demonstrations at which teams of disabled and able bodied sportsmen and women play together.

    We will have run 8 events and engaged 100 people in sports with disabled people.

  • Impact


    Giving more people the opportunity to experience sport will have many benefits – reducing feelings of isolation, improving fitness levels, encouraging socialising as well as improving society’s attitudes to people loving with disabilities. Overall, our objective is to have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of the people of Sussex. Success will be demonstrated through the increased uptake of our activities and the feedback we receive from participants.


    As we have a proven infrastructure in place, there are few risks to the roll-out of this programme. The biggest risk is not receiving the funding we need in order to achieve it. If we are unable to reach our budget we will have to scale back our ambitions.


    There will be a range of communications to donors – we would like as many as possible to come along to one of our tournaments and take part in a sporting event, or at least watch. For those who are unable, we will send email updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £203,775

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      Amount Heading Description
      £39,000 Power wheel chairs Purchase 6 new Powerchairs for sports participation
      £115,000 Training To provide coaching equipment and grounds to enable 700 additional people to train weekly for a year
      £13,250 Tournaments and sports courses To stage tournaments and other events to involve able bodied people and run more sports courses
      £18,000 Curriculum support For additional coaches plus expenses to attend and meet curriculum coaching needs in schools
      £18,525 Contingency 10% project contingency

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Fundraising event £73,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We work across all regions of Sussex.


    Jadey’s dream is for any young person living in Sussex who has a disability and a desire or inclination to take part in fun or competitive sport can do so. It is as important that we involve the wider community to help dispel prejudices about people with disabilities and overall to improve the health and well-being of the counties.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    AITC has a proven record of success in delivering one of the most diverse football and sport disability schemes in the country. In 2013 we became the largest provider of disability sport in Sussex. We are working with Jadey, a member of our Powerchair team, who was given the opportunity to play football through us, something he never thought he’d do as he has cerebral palsey. His dream is for everyone to have the opportunities he’s had so he is the inspiration for our project and ambassador.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jadey Yesilada

    The inspiration and thrust behind our project. Jadey talks to potential donors to persuade them about the importance of achieving his dream.

    Nikki Richardson

    Nikki runs the disability programme at AITC encouraging and motivating the participants and coaching some of our competitive teams.

    Hayley Templeman

    Hayley is one of our dedicated coaches, working with the teams, she ensures everyone, whatever their skill level gets the most out of the session.

    Stuart Christie

    Heading up the department for health, inclusion and disabilities, Stuart has overall responsibility for the development and expansion of the programme