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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
Wythall Wanderers (Walks for Health)

Wythall Wanderers (Walks for Health)

Meet Wednesdays 2pm at Wythall Park Car Park

Seated Exercise

Seated Exercise

These classes will help you to stay independently living by targeting your strength and balance as well as working on flexibility.

Active Seniors

Active Seniors

These classes will help you to stay independently living by targeting your strength and balance as well as working on flexibility.

Active Seniors

Active Seniors

These classes will help you to stay independently living by targeting your strength and balance as well as working on flexibility.

Extend

Extend

These classes will help you to stay independently living by targeting your strength and balance as well as working on flexibility.

Legs Bums & Tums

Legs Bums & Tums

Exercise class which focus on specific areas of the body.

Active Seniors

Active Seniors

These classes will help you to stay independently living by targeting your strength and balance as well as working on flexibility.

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold

Perfect for the older active adult, who wants enjoy the fun and dance of Zumba, but without the impact or intensity. Ideal for people who have health or joint concerns.

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.

Hagley Library Healthy Walking (Walks for Health)

Hagley Library Healthy Walking (Walks for Health)

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10.30am

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.