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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

Leicester Sports Centre Ltd

LCW Vi Futsal Team

Sport in Desford

The Charity’s objects (“the objects”) are the promotion of community participation within the village of Desford and its environs in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for playing bowls, tennis, squash, football, recrea

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.

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

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

Partners

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