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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

Make your Move

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!

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.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Local Contacts

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

Telephone
01509 564867

Partners

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

Partners

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