General Sport

While competitive sport is part of disability sport such as with the Paralympics and the Special Olympics. An even bigger part of disability sport are the local clubs and provision for everyone to get involved and get active and healthy. It is about turning up and giving it ago, with so many options there is likely to be something for everyone and every ability. The website Parasportlets you search by postcode to find local disability sport club options.  There are major disability sports charities work with different types of disability like Wheel power, Blind Sport and CP Sport. There is an Inclusive gyms initiative in the UK making gyms accessible and places for everyone. In Bucks for example this includes Risborough Springs Swim and Fitness Centre. Disability sport also gets significant funding to get everyone involved such as from Sport England.

 Here you will find information on all levels of sport intended to get you involved and exploring options that work for you. There are a few insightful short videos and a list of useful disability sport websites and charities so you can get involved

CNN Blind person up Mount Everest video interview clips 

Erik Weihenmayer is a blind adventure who has conquered many disability sport challenges one being climbing Mount Everest despite being blind.  This is a form interview of his experience 

 Sue Austin Scuba Diving in a wheelchair video TED TALK 

Despite being in a wheelchair and paralysed Sue Austin did not want to give up her passion of scuba diving so she adapted her wheelchair so she could continue. This video is a Ted Talk from You Tube of her experiences

Paralympics clip Rio 2016 A quick look at the Athletics highlights 

Special Olympics 2019 Abu Dhabi a global games for those who have learning disabilities

Useful Disability Sport websites

Parasport local opportunities for disability sport and being active covering the whole of the UK over 3000 entries of local clubs via a postcode search https://parasport.org.uk/about-us

Inclusive Gyms http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/get-active/inclusive-gyms

Sports England Disability Sport http://www.sportengland.org/our-work/disability

Actively Alliance Disability inclusive sport and sports events throughout the UK http://www.activityalliance.org.uk 

Podium provide disability sports equipment to individuals or organisations like schools https://podium4sport.com/disability-sport

DiveHeart UK charity offering SUBA diving to people with disabilities and their carers if needed

http://www.diveheartuk.org/?page_id=2

Disability race runningfor those with balance issues http://www.racerunning.org/FrontPage/?id=15

Disability Swimmingbecoming a Para Swimmer https://www.swimming.org/sport/becoming-a-para-swimmer/

Swimming Pool finder Accessible pools https://swimming.org/poolfinder/search?location=&latitude=51.66328771258885&longitude=-0.7275688693064857&filter%5Bdiscipline_disability%5D=true

Swim England find disabilities swimming hub clubs https://www.swimming.org/sport/disability-swimming-hub-clubs/

Sitting volleyball http://www.volleyballengland.org/Sitting_Volleyball/

British CyclingDisability and Parasport https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/disability/article/20150812-disability-static-content-About-para-cycling-0

Disability Gymnastics https://www.british-gymnastics.org/discover/disability-gymnastics

Wheelchair tennis https://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/home.aspx

Sportability is a sports charity offering adventure sport and pursuits like canoes, gliders, microlights and sail boats for those with paralysis such as due to spinal cord injury, Stroke, MS, https://www.sportability.org.uk/

DS Active Leisure, sport, fitness organised activities for people with Downs Syndrome you can search for activities near you. Sport sessions include tennis, football, snooker, athletes, sailing, Rugby, cricket https://www.dsactive.org.uk

Mencap Sport for learning disabilities  https://www.mencap.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/mencap-sport

Sailability is the RYA National program to get more people with disabilities to try sailing  and if they want to participate regularly https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/rya-sailability/Pages/hub.aspx

Cerebral Palsy Sport http://www.cpsport.org adapt and recreate sport so that everyone can participate such as with Race Running that need aids to move around  but want to get involved in running. They also do football and other sports in a similar way as well as other sports like swimming 

UK Deaf Sport https://ukdeafsport.org.uk

Wheel power Wheelchair sports charity https://www.wheelpower.org.uk/

Special Olympics for those with learning difficulties  https://www.specialolympics.org

Disability Snow Sports http://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Disability Snow Sports UK offer adapted ski sports so everyone can get involved. They offer ski holidays.

Get Inspired and motivated into sport by the Get Inspired website from the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired

Para Dance find disability dancing near you also Para Dance is   sport and there are courses you can do https://paradance.org.uk/ 

Disability Football Directory http://disabilityfootball.co.uk/

Disability Karate 

British Disabled Angling get into fishing https://bdaa.co.uk/

PHAB a large network of clubs throughout the UK encouraging those with and without disabilities to come together for sport and leisure https://www.phab.org.uk

Blind CricketEngland and Wales http://www.bcew.co.uk

British Federation of Disability Cricket https://cfpd.org.uk/

England Golf Disability inclusive for all https://www.englandgolf.org/play-golf/disability/

British Rowing adapted rowing for disability https://www.britishrowing.org/go-rowing/learn-to-row/adaptive-rowing/

The Back Up Trustsupports those with spinal cord injury they also run a range of different residential courses these include multi activity sports break courses, also Sweden adventure snow sport sit karting courses and also courses to help with independence for 18-25 year olds as well as other options for other ages and needs https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/support-for-you/life-changing-courses

Dwarf Sports Association for those with a short stature http://www.dsauk.org

Limb Power to get amputees into sport http://limbpower.com/index.php

 British Blind Sport is a disability Blind Sport organisation supporting, encouraging and promoting blind and partially sighted sport and recreation https://britishblindsport.org.uk They also provide a useful guide to visually impaired friendly sport see http://britishblindsport.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/VIFriendlySport.pdf This You Tube video shows the inclusive sport of goalball that is played at all levels 

 

 Boccia Sport is for those with complex disabilities and complex needs so all get involved in sport and it is played at Olympic as well as local level see http://boccia.uk.com Or See it in action by Boccia UK 

 

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