This summer, Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Access Group have organised the first ever Eastbourne Festival of Accessible Sport. It will be taking place in Princes Park on August Bank Holiday weekend. On Saturday 28th the festival will run 10am-5pm, and on Sunday 29th it will run 10am-4pm.

The aim of this festival is to celebrate all things inclusive sport, allowing the local community to discover sports they have never heard of, or accessible adaptations of sports they know and love. So far, the festival is set to include adapted beach cycling with Wheels for All, inclusive basketball and tennis at Fisherman’s Green, a range of displays in the sports arena, and disability swim and gym at the Sovereign Centre where carers go free. In the sports arena, there will be a range of displays that festivalgoers can watch and partake in, and Defiant Sports mascot Dunk the Defiant Lion will be there to make sure everyone feels involved and has fun.

Alongside accessible sports, the festival will have live music, food trucks, a bar/drinks tent, picnic area, and much more! It will be a fun, inclusive, and FREE event for all of the family to attend. You can buy tickets through Online Ticket Seller, and each ticket includes entry into a raffle on the weekend.

Charities, support organisations and accessible sports organisations wishing to be part of this event should contact Defiant Sports on info@defiantsports.org.uk for more information and to book their free slot. Businesses and food vendors wanting to come along should also contact Defiant Sports to discuss slots and charges.

About Defiant Sports

Defiant Sports are a not-for-profit based in Eastbourne, providing inclusive sport for all, regardless of ability or disability. Rather than tell their players what sports they can participate in, they instead ask “what would you like to do?”, allowing their community to get involved in any sport that interests them. They currently run sessions in boccia, football, visually impaired tennis, fitness, youth groups, sensory crafts, and more.



Maddie Lock

info@defiantsports.org.uk / https://defiantsports.org.uk/