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Being active is good for everyone's health and wellbeing.

An Overview of Disability Sport

The Activity Alliance, aim to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life.

There are also a number of National Disability Sports Organisations including Parasport, British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, Mencap, Special Olympics East Midlands, The Limbless Association, UK Deaf Sport, LimbPower and Wheelpower.

Events featured in the Paralympic Games includes: archery, athletics, boccia, cycling, equestrian, football, goalball, judo, powerlifting, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

Benefits

Being physically active is a lifestyle choice proven to provide social and personal benefits. Physical activity boosts the immune system, provides natural pain relief, improves strength and balance, and can also help to build confidence and reduce stress.

Involvement

For local disability sport opportunities and information, please contact us here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport.

The Parasport website also provides information on disability sports opportunities in the UK. Contacting a National Disability Sport Organisation (listed above) is also a good starting point to get involved in sport and for those wanting to develop their talent.

Facts

The founder of the Paralympic Games was Dr Ludwig Guttmann who in 1948, set up competitions for disabled people to coincide with the London Olympic Games.

Find Disability Sport Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@paralympics.org.uk.
Contact Telephone
020 7842 5789

Thera Trust

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs, providing a range of support across the UK for around 3000 people with a learning disability.

Feathersone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers Foundation is the official charity of Featherstone Rovers RLFC, registered Charity No. 1118452. We deliver projects and activities within Featherstone and Wakefield District.

We use the power of sport and the Featherstone Rovers

Ace Self Defence

Self defence classes and martial arts (MMA) based fitness classes. Learn to defend yourself, keep fit, gain confidence and have fun in our classes in Sheffield, online or call us to arrange us to visit your workplace, school, college, etc for one off or a

Huddersfield Community Trust

Using the influence of professional sport, we have the ability to engage people, improve community cohesion, improve fitness and well-being and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people of Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

Jazzercise Adapted Fitness

FREE TASTER SESSION MONDAY 9TH MARCH 2020

11AM - 12PM

ADAPTED FITNESS CLASS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS

CrossFit Kids GFP

CrossFit Kids GFP teaches CrossFit to children aged 3-16 years of age. CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. Our club is all inclusive and our main aim is to make fitness fun for children of all ages.

GB Boccia Federation

The Great Britain Boccia Federation (GB Boccia) is the responsible body for the Paralympic sport of Boccia in the UK

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Gorilla Kids Fitness

Kids fitness club coaching children aged 6-16 years of age. We combine elements of weight training, gymnastics, cardiovascular fitness and functional movements.

"Keep On Moving" Multi Activities

"Keep On Moving" Multi Activities

This fun multi activity session is open to all abilities and ages. With a variety of games and activities being delivered each week by our qualified coaches the session is open for individuals and groups to come and join in.

Special Olympics Athletics - Disability Sport All Ages

Special Olympics Athletics - Disability Sport All Ages

Athletics training focuses on walking and running races, relay races, standing and long jump and soft and hard ball throwing.

Able2B@Home

Able2B@Home

Adapted online fitness session for all abilities, including severe physical and learning disability

N-Able

N-Able

Meet new people, keep active and remain independent by coming along to our mobility exercise sessions for all abilities including people with mental health conditions. There is also opportunity to play boccia which is a form of indoor bowls.

Special Olympics Norfolk Tennis

Special Olympics Norfolk Tennis

Why not come along and join our disability tennis sessions at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club. All sessions are run by qualified coaches. It is an opportunity to improve eye hand co-ordination, fitness while having fun in a safe environment!

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre

Our Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre caters for both children and adults and gives participants the chance to play football against players with similar disabilities.

Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre

Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre

Our Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre caters for both children and adults, across all levels of hearing loss.

VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre

VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre

Our VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre caters for children, across all levels of sight impairment.

Sport For Fun

Sport For Fun

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.

Each session will include:

Meet & Greet Games/

Heart Rate Raiser/

3 Sports on Rotation:
Sport 1 : Invasion Games
Sport 2 : Striking, Batting & Fielding
Sport 3: Individual

Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Mini Kandoo

Mini Kandoo

A wide range of sports and activities are on offer for people with disabilities. Led by fully qualified and experienced coaches, the sessions give the chance to have fun, make new friends and take part in physical activity

Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2019.