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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
Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

This 9 week progressive course is supported by the NHS. The courses are designed for absolute beginners, so whether you’ve never run before, or if you want to get back into being more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and more healthy.

Starting with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina, over a nine week professionally-coached course you will become able and confident to run five kilometres.

Each session costs £1 and lasts for approx. 45 minutes.

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

This 9 week progressive course is supported by the NHS. The courses are designed for absolute beginners, so whether you’ve never run before, or if you want to get back into being more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and more healthy.

Starting with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina, over a nine week professionally-coached course you will become able and confident to run five kilometres.

Each session costs £1 and lasts for approx. 45 minutes.

Abbey Inclusive Multi Activities

Abbey Inclusive Multi Activities

Sport is a fantastic way to meet new people, be healthy and keep active. We welcome all forms of ability to join our fun and friendly sessions.

Disability Cycling

Disability Cycling

Come along and join in with our cycling sessions for people with disabilities. With specialist adapted trikes available, you can pedal away with our qualified coaches.

There's No Limits (Multi Sports Club)

There's No Limits (Multi Sports Club)

Our fun and friendly activity club welcomes all forms of ability to join in with the variety of sports activities taking place each week.

Can You Kick It

Can You Kick It

Weekly football session for children aged 5+ with learning difficulties.

"Keep On Moving" Multi Activities

"Keep On Moving" Multi Activities

This fun multi activity session is open to all abilities and ages. With a variety of games and activities being delivered each week by our qualified coaches the session is open for individuals and groups to come and join in.

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.

Tai Chi for Dementia

Tai Chi for Dementia

Slow flowing repetitive movements make this class particularly suitable for people living with dementia or cognitive impairment.

Junior Inclusive Athletics

Junior Inclusive Athletics

Our fun-based junior inclusive athletics club at the Ryland Centre welcomes all abilities to come and learn various athletic skills and techniques.

Led by qualified coaches and also suitable for wheelchair users.

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.