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Disability Sport

What is Disability Sport?

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

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.

Campaigns

International Day of Disabled Persons: 3 December

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of perso

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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

Local Disability Sport and Physical Activity

At Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport we are committed to equality in sport and getting more disabled people involved in sport and physical activity.

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 Programmes

Guide Running - Find a Guide

Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide Database to help you start, get back to or stay run

Local Contacts

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

Telephone
01509 564867

Partners

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

Partners

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