London Sport and Interactive announce completion of merger

London Sport and Interactive are pleased to announce a merger between the two organisations, effective from 1 April 2016

London Sport and Interactive announce completion of merger

The two organisations have taken the decision to join forces to enhance the strategic importance of disability equality in physical activity and sport across London, and will work together to ensure disabled people of all ages are supported in being active.

Under the terms of the merger, London Sport will take on Interactive’s team of specialists in disability equality along with its existing projects and commitments. Interactive will become part of London Sport’s existing structure, supported by London Sport’s networks, infrastructure and operations. London Sport’s activities will be enhanced with Interactive becoming part of the organisation.

London Sport’s vision is to get 1,000,000 Londoners more active by 2020 and to make London the most physically active city in the world. This merger will ensure that disabled people remain a critical part of this vision, while supporting grassroots sport across London by making the sector simpler and more efficient.

Angus Robertson, Director of Operations, London Sport said:

This merger is the right step for both Interactive and London Sport, and through our joint-efforts we will ensure disabled people remain crucial to achieving our vision of getting 1,000,000 Londoners more physically active by 2020.

“Interactive’s team of specialists in disability equality will help to enhance London Sport’s activities and I am sure that this will have a positive impact on promoting disability equality in physical activity and sport across London.”

Florence Orban, Chair, Interactive said:

We are convinced that merging with London Sport is the right course of action for Interactive, and that this process will enable our team to focus on vital, targeted work around physical activity and sport for disabled people in London. As a part of London Sport, we can continue to ensure that the needs of disabled people are reflected in sport delivery in London, so that disabled Londoners can choose to be active for life.”

For further information on the merger between London Sport and Interactive, contact:

Angus Robertson – Director of Operations, London Sport | angus.robertson@londonsport.org

Alex Gibbons – Disability Programme Manager, London Sport | alex.gibbons@londonsport.org


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