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Being active is good for everyone's health and wellbeing.

An Overview of Disability Sport

In 2011, in addition to EFDS receiving national partner funding from Sport England, the charity along with several of its member organisations (NDSOs- National Disability Sports Organisations) were pleased to receive further National Lottery funding. The NDSOs are British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association, Mencap Sport, Special Olympics GB, UK Deaf Sport and Wheelpower. In 2014 at EFDS's AGM, LimbPower were also given NDSO status.

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.

Find out about local opportunities on offer here.

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

JUMPZ FITNESS

We are a fitness class based for anyone with a learning disability, we hold weekly sessions and the class is held in the hall where one side is an intensity circuit and the other side is a low ball game type circuit.

Lea Green Learning and Development Centre

Lea Green Learning and Development Centre is one of the country’s leading outdoor education and adventurous activity centres. Offering a wide range of inclusive, accessible and challenging activities.

Aldercar High School & Community Centre

Aldercar High School and 6th Form Centre is an important resource for all the community, providing an excellent service not only to students, but also to the wider community it serves.

PfP Leisure

Not-for-profit organisation provided leisure facilities to clients across the country including local authorities. Manage over 120 leisure centres in England.

Thera Trust

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs, providing a range of support across the UK for around 3000 people with a learning disability.

Mencap Round the World Challenge Multi-Sport Hub

Mencap Round the World Challenge Multi-Sport Hub

A multi-sports session for people with learning disabilities. Setup through the Mencap Round the World Challenge project and delivered by the Leicester City Football Club's Community Trust staff.

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.