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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.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

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

AFC Barwell

AFC Barwell are a community charter standard football club operating in the Barwell & Earl Shilton Area, offering football coaching and matches to around 300 children, both girls and boys, between the ages of 3 and 18 years old.
Through the provision of

Sport in Desford

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

Leicester Ancient Order Of Foresters Archery Club

Leicester Ancient Order Of Foresters Archery Club

To promote archery in all its forms. We are an ONtarget archery club.
All the disciplines are encouraged: Recurve, Compound, Long Bow and Bare Bow.
Whilst boasting internationals and World & British record holders, our emphasis is as much on fun and par

Inspire2tri

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.

Mayfields Inclusive Activities

Mayfields Inclusive Activities

Mayfields Inclusive Activities would like to welcome you to join their specialist coaches where you’ll learn how to play adapted sports suitable for young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

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

  • Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Active Partnerships
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston