Disability Sport Fife (DSF)
Disability Sport Fife (DSF) was established in 1977. In 2014 DSF celebrated 37 years as the Fife lead body in disability sport for children, athletes and players of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. DSF is a branch of Scottish Disability Sport (
DSF athlete members have been enormously successful in European and World Championships plus Paralympic Games all over the world. DSF has supported over 22 members to become GB Paralympians since 1977. DSF individual members and teams have enjoyed enormous success in national events organised by SDS.
Each year DSF organises an extensive programme of sports events and provides education and training opportunities for coaches and volunteers. DSF employs an experienced team of coaches on a session by session basis to deliver sports specific activity sessions weekly across Fife.
DSF has a part time administrator based at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre financially supported by a Fife Council grant. DSF has Service Level Agreements with the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust and works in partnership with Active Fife. DSF has a number of Committees that deal with Finance, Policy, Performance Sport and Safeguarding in Sport/Equity.
DSF has established a Hall of Fame to recognise performance athletes who have achieved significant success in international disability sport. The DSF Annual General Meeting and Awards Evening is now a significant occasion in the Fife Sporting Year with almost 90 attendees.
DSF has key funding partners whose support has been critical to DSF success. In particular the Big Lottery, Order of St John in Fife, Rotary International (Fife clubs), Margaret Pullar (Bill Pullar Bursary), the Scottish FA, Soroptimists International (Dunfermline club), the Royal and Ancient Golf Club etc.
DSF has strong links with Fife schools and the Active schools Network. Since its inception DSF has worked closely with Social Work Services and Fife Sports Clubs.
DSF has a General Management Committee and committee structure covering Finance and Policy, Performance Sport and Safeguarding in Sport/Equity. DSF is proud of the number of athlete members involved in running the Association.
DSF hosts activity sessions and events in Fife Council and Fife Sports and Leisure Trust venues plus sports clubs throughout Fife.
DSF is a member organisation of Scottish Disability Sport.
Richard Brickley MBE
President - Disability Sport Fife
Various venues across Fife although main meeting place is:
Michael Woods Centre
- Scottish Disability Sport