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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

Community Sports Foundation

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people

Go Do Norfolk

Go-Do Norfolk is a free directory of youth groups and activities for all children and young people in Norfolk with disabilities.

Norwich & Norfolk Goalball Club

Want to join our club? For more information about training sessions please contact John Rous Milligan

KTroo

KTroo - Bounce & Laugh for a Healthier Heart.

Fitness & Parties on rebound boots.

Cricket without Boundaries

Free pan-disability cricket coaching sessions for adults and children aged 11yrs and over, male and female

Able2B

Adapted fitness classes for kids and adults with a disability.
Designed for all levels of disability, including wheelchair users, classes are aimed to
improve strength and aerobic fitness as well as promote confidence and self-belief. A fun way to make

Equal Lives

Equal Lives unites the voices of local people who face disabling barriers and work to enable them to live barrier free, independent and Equal Lives!

Lakeside Riding Centre

I provide horse riding on a private country estate. Also pony days, awareness training and pony parties

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre

Our Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre caters for both children and adults and gives participants the chance to play football against players with similar disabilities.

Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre

Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre

Our Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre caters for both children and adults, across all levels of hearing loss.

VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre

VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre

Our VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre caters for children, across all levels of sight impairment.

Canary Club

Canary Club

Canary Club offers the chance for disabled children and young people (ages 6+) to participate in sports, activities and fun games whilst socialising in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Pan-Disability Soccer Skill Centre

Pan-Disability Soccer Skill Centre

Our popular Pan-Disability Soccer Skill Centre gives participants the chance to play football against other players with differing impairments.

Special Olympics Norfolk Alpine Skiing

Special Olympics Norfolk Alpine Skiing

At our adaptive skiing sessions you can ski on the nursery slope or the main slope and for the less physically able there are sit-ski and tubing opportunities.

Special Olympics Norfolk Tennis

Special Olympics Norfolk Tennis

Why not come along and join our disability tennis sessions at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club. All sessions are run by qualified coaches. It is an opportunity to improve eye hand co-ordination, fitness while having fun in a safe environment!

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Special Olympics Norfolk Boccia

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Each side has six balls (red or blue) each end to try and score points. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to decide the winner.

Down’s Syndrome Soccer Skill Centre

Down’s Syndrome Soccer Skill Centre

The Down’s Syndrome Soccer Skill Centre is designed to improve footballing skills whilst boosting social skills such as self-esteem and confidence.

Able2B@Home

Able2B@Home

Adapted online fitness session for all abilities, including severe physical and learning disability

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.