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Disability Sport

British Paralympic Association

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

Activity Alliance

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

Get Involved

Disability Multi-Sport

Monday 25th June

Disability Multi-Sport

Wednesday 20th June

Sitting Volleyball

Monday 25th June

Charnwood Boccia Club

Tuesday 26th June

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

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 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.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

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

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

Partners

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