Today, people with special needs in the Estonian society are deprived from going out to public events, such as attending sport events – whereas sport should be open to everyone given its uniting character. In our vision, we want people special needs to be fully part of this.
Therefore, we would like to make sport events more accessible to people with special needs. We make call for action to Estonian sporting associations to take initiatives to lower barriers for people with special needs. For example, Estonian sport associations could organize meet & greets between players and people with special needs, take initiatives to increase accessibility or offer free tickets for people with disabilities and accompanying person.
Taking such initiatives would not only allow sporting associations to raise their own social profile but also contribute to raising awareness of people with special needs in the society at large.
Today's event is very special for children with special needs.
By signing this important agreement, the official Estonian sports association gives us a definite helping hand.
This is a unique event.
Sport, is a wonderful activity that unites and develops, always gives hope and faith for the better. This is what is most needed for children with special needs.
Ühiste kavatsuste protokoll
Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with a foot to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears. Sports commonly called football in certain places include association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby league or rugby union); and Gaelic football. These different variations of football are known as football codes.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
Rugby football — started about 1845 at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, although forms of football in which the ball was carried and tossed date to medieval times. Rugby split into two sports in 1895, when twenty-one clubs split from the Rugby Football Union to form the Northern Rugby Football Union, renamed the Rugby Football League in 1922, in the George Hotel, Huddersfield, over broken-time payments to players who took time off work to play the sport, thus making rugby league the first code to turn professional and pay players. It was a hundred years later in 1995, following the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, that rugby union turned fully professional. The respective world governing bodies are World Rugby (rugby union) and the Rugby League International Federation (rugby league).
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender's hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet (3.048 m) high to a backboard at each end of the court) while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.