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Disability Sport

British Paralympic Association

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

English Federation of Disability Sport

Contact Name
Joan Massie - Finance and Administration Assistant
Contact Email
jmassie@efds.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 227750

Get Involved

Mum & Mia

Friday 24th November

Swimming

Monday 20th November

Special Olympics Multi-Sport Club

Wednesday 22nd November

Sitting Volleyball

Monday 20th November

Charnwood Boccia Club

Tuesday 21st November

NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2017

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - Sun, 03 Dec 2017

School Games Super-Series Final - Boccia

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 (10:00 - 13:00)

School Games Super-Series Final - Boccia

Tue, 08 May 2018 (10:00 - 14:30)

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

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Local Programmes

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.

Local Contacts

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

Telephone
01509 564867

Partners

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

Partners

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