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Disability Sport

British Paralympic Association

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

English Federation of Disability Sport

Contact Name
Joan Massie - Finance and Administration Assistant
Contact Email
jmassie@efds.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 227750

Get Involved

Swimming

Monday 2nd October

Pan Football

Tuesday 26th September

Charnwood Disability Running Group

Thursday 28th September

A Better You - Ashby

Tuesday 3rd October

A Better You - Coalville

Thursday 5th October

Learning Disability & Sport Workshop

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 (18:00 - 21:00)

Get Yourself Active

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 (10:00 - 14:00)

WheelPower Primary Sports Camp

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 (09:15 - 15:30)

What is Disability Sport?

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

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EfDS), 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 British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, Mencap Sport, Special Olympics GB, 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, please contact Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS). The Parasport website also provides information on disability sports opportunities in the UK. Contacting a National Disability Sport Organisation 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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Local Programmes

Local Disability Sport and Physical Activity Opportunities

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) in conjunction with Ellesmere College are the principle support structure for disability sport.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

The Leicestershire Disability Athletics Development Group (LDADG)

The LDADG works to offer all disabled athletes access to high quality coaching, competition and exit routes in to sustained participation

Local Contacts

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

Telephone
01509 564867

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
    QUEST
    Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
  • County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
    Melton Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Loughborough University
    QUEST
  • Age UK L&R
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Safeguarding