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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 visit us here.

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.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Paralympic Association

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

Disability Sport Worcester

Disability Sport Worcester specialises in creating and running sporting events, clubs and activities for children and adults with disabilities.

Dizz Kidz

Dizz Kidz

A fun sports club for children with co-ordination difficulties, dyspraxia and DCD. Siblings also welcome!

Active Communities Worcester

Active Communities Worcester

Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities team work on developing a range of sport, play & physical activity programmes to get the local community active!

University of Worcester Lakeside Campus

University of Worcester Lakeside Campus

A SUSTAINABLE AND MODERN, RURAL OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Future developments will be focused on supporting lifelong education in sport, outdoor activity, outdoor learning and science and the environment. We offer engaging experiences

Worcestershire FA

Worcestershire FA

The Governing Body of Football in Worcestershire.
⚽️ Play | Coach | Referee | Volunteer ⚽️

Worcestershire FA, is the governing body of football in the county of Worcestershire, England, founded in 1879.

Active Redditch

Active Redditch

Redditch Sports Development team can help support and implement activities.

Hereford Harriers Wheelchair Rugby Club

Hereford Harriers Wheelchair Rugby Club

Hereford Harriers Wheelchair Rugby Club is based at Point 4 in Hereford, We play both codes of rugby, Wheelchair Rugby League & Wheelchair Sevens Rugby Union, we train on Sundays10 - 12 every other weekend, matches at weekends are Home or Away.

LEOMINSTER INCLUSIVE SPORTS

LEOMINSTER INCLUSIVE SPORTS

We are a new inclusive football club that focuses on adults and children with disabilities

Stoke Heath Walk (Walks for Health)

Stoke Heath Walk (Walks for Health)

Join us for a social steady walk around the local area, with an instructor on hand to help with the outdoor fitness equipment.

Junior Parkrun

Junior Parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds).​

Sanders Park (Walks for Health)

Sanders Park (Walks for Health)

Join us for FREE fun walks around Sanders Park and the local town, led my trained volunteers.

Active Seniors

Active Seniors

These classes will help you to stay independently living by targeting your strength and balance as well as working on flexibility.

Strong & Steady Exercise Class - Bromsgrove

Strong & Steady Exercise Class - Bromsgrove

Do you want to improve your balance and co-ordination?Do you want to increase your strength, mobility and flexibility?Do you want to improve your posture and stamina?This scheme is supported by the NHS and is specifically designed to help people who have problems with strength and balance and who consider themselves to be at risk of falling.

Oakalls and Harwood Walk (Walks for Health)

Oakalls and Harwood Walk (Walks for Health)

Join us for a social steady walk around the Oakalls in Bromsgrove. Our walks are led by trained volunteers who know the area well.

N-Able

N-Able

Meet new people, keep active and remain independent by coming along to our mobility exercise sessions for all abilities including people with mental health conditions. There is also opportunity to play boccia which is a form of indoor bowls.

Joint Effort

Joint Effort

This one hour weekly exercise class in Bromsgrove is specifically designed to help people living with Arthritis. We have an instructor on hand who will be able to offer advice and education on a personal basis if needed.

Joint Effort

Joint Effort

This one hour weekly exercise class in Bromsgrove is specifically designed to help people living with Arthritis. We have an instructor on hand who will be able to offer advice and education on a personal basis if needed.

Lickey End Health Walks

Lickey End Health Walks

Do you want to get more active? But not sure where to start? This could be the ideal session for you.

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UK Deaf Sport Together Fund

UK Deaf Sport Together Fund

Utilising Sport England’s Together Fund, UK Deaf Sport is seeking to identify clubs and organisations that support Deaf or Hard of Hearing people to optimise their opportunities to participate in sport.

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.