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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.

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.

Find Disability Sport Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

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

High Rollers Wheelchair basketball club

We are hoping to get more people involved in disabled sport in Essex and to give more opportunities for young or newly disabled people to get active. Our sport is inclusive to everyone, you don't need a disability to play wheelchair basketball!

Lord's Taverners

The Lord's Taverners charity enables young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities to enjoy sport. In addition to the young people they support, they measure the impact by the 'sporting chances' they create.

Adults Indoor Pan Disability Football

Adults Indoor Pan Disability Football

First session free and then £3 afterwards. Runs every Wednesday 5-6pm at Lordswood Leisure Centre, Chatham