Reigate & Banstead District Sports Council Awards 2020 – Inclusive Sport Award

Reigate & Banstead District Sports Council Awards 2020 – Inclusive Sport Award

Matthew Labbett, Surrey Choices

Matthew has made a significant impact on disability sport in Reigate and Banstead. He has completely changed the lives of disabled people through his commitment, determination and perseverance to the people that he supports.

He works with disabled adults to help them to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing, He works with each disabled person and designs a fitness plan with them and then supports them to put this plan in place with the end goal being for them to be able to access sports and leisure facilities in their community independently. This includes supporting them to access their local public swimming sessions, to play golf, to access the gym and use equipment independently and to play badminton.  He works with each person to help them believe that they can improve their fitness and supports them with their anxieties and self belief. Before he started working with some people they had never accessed their local leisure centre and now they go independently without support and use the gym. He also teaches disabled people about how to keep healthy and supports them to create healthy menu plans. This has helped people to lose weight and feel better about themselves.

Inclusive Sport Award

Our warmest thanks to Simply Sports for sponsoring this award.
Simply Sports