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Disability Sport

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.

Find Disability Sport Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

This Girl Can

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Holidays Together

Holidays Together – Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) is a free and exciting holiday programme for children aged 4 to 16, living in Leicestershire and in receipt of benefits-related free school meal

Team Leicestershire

Providing opportunities for young people who aspire towards further progression and success in sport & physical activity.

Team Leicestershire Talent

Team Leicestershire Talent is a new Talented Athlete Support Programme for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland athletes.

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
Get Yourself Active Project

Get Yourself Active Project

Get Yourself Active provides information, advice, and guidance's to disabled people looking to be more active. We work closely with providers offering actives such as gardening all the way to rock climbing.

St Andrews Play Association

St Andrews Play Association

St Andrews is an open access facility to children/young people are free to come and go as they please.

MATP

MATP

Held at Leicester College.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

Sports U

Sports U

SportsInU provides instructors and services such as Boxercise, Football, Dance/exercise to music, Basketball, Mix Martial Arts and seated exercise activities to keep people healthy and fit.

Leicester Sports Centre Ltd

Leicester Sports Centre Ltd

LCW Vi Futsal Team

PARABOX (ages 10-17)

PARABOX (ages 10-17)

Suitable for young people with any disability

PARABOX (ages 8-13)

PARABOX (ages 8-13)

Suitable for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Safe, Well, Happy Group

Safe, Well, Happy Group

The Safe, Well, Happy group aims to support people with learning disabilities with a friendly and sociable get together where there is the opportunity to be active, play games, learn new skills and share thoughts on how the group can provide further help.

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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.