Since being established as a community interest company in 2017, DOSportUK has had one clear mission. To provide sporting and physical activity opportunities to people with a disability.
We wanted to make sure that anyone who wants to take part in sport or physical exercise is able to do so. But we discovered it's not that people with a disability didn't want to be active, it's that there was a lack of opportunities and support within local communities to do so. This is something we were determined to change.
How did it all Begin?
Back in 2014, director Jacob decided to set up a basketball session in the town he was living and it was called Glossop Town Gladiators. During this time he was working with Basketball England where he and fellow director Jon Stonebridge, who was the disability basketball officer at the time, met and a friendship blossomed.
In 2016 and knowing his contract at Basketball England was coming to an end, Jacob decided to go at it alone and set up DOSportUK! Roping in the basketball and sports expertise of Jon and the employment law expertise of his dad, Paul, he set about to create opportunities within sport and in particular basketball.
Fast forward 7 years to 2023, DOSportUK is continuing to grow and now is registered as a fully formed Community Interest Company (registered in 2017). Now offering 10 community sessions per week and working with several major partners along the way, everyone at DOSportUK are super proud of all we have achieved so far and are super excited for whats to come!