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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@paralympics.org.uk.
Contact Telephone
020 7842 5789
Tudor Park Marriott Golf and Country Club

Tudor Park Marriott Golf and Country Club

18-hole golf course, practice areas: driving range, putting, chipping. Gym

Gillingham Anchorians Football Club

Gillingham Anchorians Football Club

Anchorians Football Club is a family friendly FA Charter Standard Community club, based in Gillingham we provide football for boys, girls, men, ladies & disabilities of all abilities, culminating in over 570 members, some 53 teams that participate each we

Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club

Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club

Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club provides men's and ladies' hockey for all ages and abilities, including veteran's and junior hockey, both at weekends and during the evenings mid-week.

Westerham Cricket Club

Westerham Cricket Club

A cricket club providing facilities and arranging for the whole community around Westerham to play cricket.

Milton and Fulston United FC

Milton and Fulston United FC

Milton and Fulston United FC are a Community Charter Standard Club based in Sittingbourne offering football for all ages. We have 5 pan-disability teams, under 13's, under 16's and three senior squads.

Lord's Taverners

Lord's Taverners

The Lord's Taverners charity enables young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities to enjoy sport. In addition to the young people they support, they measure the impact by the 'sporting chances' they create.

Canterbury Parabadminton

Canterbury Parabadminton

Canterbury Parabadminton play at Kings School on Thursday evenings from 8pm-9.30pm with Lesley Uphill a Level 3 Badminton England Coach. Currently catering for wheelchair users but open from September 2016 to standing players with physical disabilities

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

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

Each session will include:

Meet & Greet Games/

Heart Rate Raiser/

Physical Activity Session 1

Physical Activity Session 2

Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

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.