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Disability Sport

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.

Find Disability Sport Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

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

Hood Park Leisure Centre

Hood Park Leisure Centre in Ashby-de-la-Zouch offers a wide range of facilities and services

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Leicester Sports Centre Ltd

LCW Vi Futsal Team

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.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Charnwood Boccia Club

Charnwood Boccia Club

The Charnwood Boccia club offers boccia sessions for people with physical and learning disabilities who strive to get more active and gain confidence.

Disability Multi-Sport

Disability Multi-Sport

Active Charnwood offers a disability multi-sports session open specifically to people with physical and learning disabilities who strive to get more active and gain confidence.

Mencap Round the World Challenge Multi-Sport Hub

Mencap Round the World Challenge Multi-Sport Hub

A multi-sports session for people with learning disabilities. Setup through the Mencap Round the World Challenge project and delivered by the Leicester City Football Club's Community Trust staff.

Disability Multi Sports Club

Disability Multi Sports Club

For all Children and young people aged (0-25) with SEN/SEND & their families to participate in a variety of sports and soft play/sensory play in Northampton

£4 per child - £6 for 2 or more children - Parents and carers are free

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.

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

01509 564867

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
    H&B LSA

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
  • H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA