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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

Stow Disability Football Team

Provide opportunity for disability locals/ groups with all abilities to take part in the football sessions and to take part in friendly games and charity games to raise money for disability charities within Suffolk.

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.

Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is an Education Charity working across Suffolk to support young people who are in need.

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.

Suffolk Disabled Angling Forum

The Suffolk Disabled Anglers' Forum (SDAF) is a registered Charity that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to gain access to angling. We currently organise coarse fishing sessions twice a month from early May through to mid-October.

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.