Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain and supports over 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities on a continued basis. As a newly established local network, Special Olympics Herefordshire aims to provide a number of local and regular opportunities for adults and young people to take part and compete in a range of sports.

Streering Group

Nick Baker – Main Contact and Finance Officer - nick.baker@echoherefordshire.co.uk

Bethan Watson – Safeguarding and Eligibility Officer - bethan.watson@haloleisure.org.uk

Special Olympics Sports

The following list of sports have been approved as part of the the Special Olympics Great Britain Pathway:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boccia, Bowls, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Floorball, Football, Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic & Rhythmic), Judo, Kayaking, Motor Activities Training Programme, Netball, New Age Curling, Powerlifting, Sailing, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling and Tennis.

What can Special Olympics Herefordshire Offer

  • Opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate and compete in a variety of local sports
  • An opportunity for clubs to expand and engage a new audience as well as be involved in a rewarding experience
  • Club Funding via our Satellite Club programme (14-19)

If you are a sports club interesting in delivering Special Olympics sessions or you are interested in attending any of the above clubs please contact Nick Baker the ECHO Sport Inclusion Manager - nick.baker@echoherefordshire.co.uk

To find the latest information on your nearest Special Olympics competitions visit - https://www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk/events

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