Making running blades as easy to get as a pair of shoes.
For most kids the sporting experience starts when they go to a shop to buy their gear, that thrill of getting new running shoes which will make you super fast. Project Blade gives the exact same exciting experience to kids who need blades to practice sport.
Early experiences are so important, they play a big part in defining your attitude towards sport for a long time into the future. By making it seamless, easy and fun we hope to encourage them to make sport a part of their life.
Statistics show that disabled children are a lot less likely to participate in sport than able-bodied youngsters. We believe this can change if the barriers to participation are removed and the perception of disability sports is challenged.
The joy of running is the same whether you need a pair of shoes or bionic legs to run. When we educate the wider community about disability sport as well as giving children and young adults the tools they need to participate then we believe we will see numbers go up.