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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

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

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

Team Leicestershire

Team Leicestershire is the umbrella association for the traditional competitive school sport offer across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

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

Millfield Academy

Primary School part of the LEAD Academy Trust. Member of the HBSSPAN. 2 form entry Reception to Year 6.

St Andrews Play Association

St Andrews is an open access facility to children/young people are free to come and go as they please.

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri was born from a passion to help people realise personal sporting and fitness achievements, whatever their starting point, goals, ambitions or ‘life’ challenges. We are a NFP Community Interest Company.

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.

Cricket, football, darts, pool

Cricket, football, darts, pool

Hi Thera Trust run a day centre at the Carillion cricket club for people with Learning Disabilities this on Moor Lane, LE11 1ST. On a Friday between 12 - 3 we have an open sports session where we play Cricket or Football on the pitch in the warmer months, we also practice some swings in the practice nets. In the colder months we tend to play pool and darts indoors.

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

Partners

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