Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport is committed to equality in sport and getting more disabled people involved in sport. We work with a variety of partners to ensure equality of opportunity is at the heart of all sport and physical activity provision across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
Equality in Sport
Sport can and does play a major role in promoting the inclusion of all groups within Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport. However, inequalities have traditionally existed within sport, particularly in relation to gender, race and disability.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are committed to developing sport equity, both within our strategies, programme development and it is integral to support our partner organisations.
Sport Equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structures of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or social economic status.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport is committed to creating opportunities for women and girls, people with disabilities and ethnic minority communities. View the sub-pages for more information.
There are lots of opportunities for disabled people to get involved in sport, however, it can sometimes be difficult to find out where these opportunities exist.
Parasport is a National club finder for anyone with an interest in getting active or taking up sport. You might be interested in taking part in regular activity or you may dream of representing your country. Whatever your aim, Parasport can provide you with the information you need to get involved.
Search for local clubs and sessions across Leicestershire, Leicetser and Rutland for disabled people by using our 'Get Active Leicester-Shire & Rutland' search engine.
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6 days ago
Future Paralympic stars will have the chance to be fast-tracked on the road to Rio 2016 thanks to an exciting new initiative.
A partnership between UK Sport, The English Institute of Sport (EIS) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil - the first Paralympic talent identification initiative since London 2012.
1st May, 2013
A grant from the BT/Sunday Telegraph Paralympic Momentum Programme could help your sport club to train a future Paralympian.
27th Apr, 2013
Team GB Olympic and Paralympic Athletes told their London 2012 stories at Loughborough University Stadium on Wednesday April 24th, as part of the Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport Olympic and Paralympic Roadshow.