Here you can find out about opportunties to take part, learn, develop or improve new skills and help yourself to help others in sport or physical activity.
When choosing a sport to take part in, our individual choices vary considerably based on sporting ability, likes, dislikes and preferences. For those of us with disabilities, choices need to be made in choosing a sport that fits with our particular abilities. By following a few simple steps on the Parasport Self Assessment Wizard you will be able to find out which sport is best suited to you.
For disabled people there can be different types of sports clubs and activity settings that each offer a different experience. The important issue is choice and each that person should be able to make an informed decision about which club and sporting environment is correct for them. There are four main different types of sports clubs or activity settings that cater for people with disabilities.
This page provides you with details of all sports and activity provision that specifically caters for people with a disability. If you would prefer to get involved in local Inclusive mainstream sports provision you can find details under each sport page or carry out a detailed search
If you are looking to complete in disability sport events you may want to consider your classification. Classification is not unique to disability sport and is simply a structure for competition. In mainstream sports such as boxing, weightlifting and judo athletes are categorised by weight classes. In disability sport athletes and players are grouped into classes determined by their degree impairment. Sport specific classifiers determine that an athlete is eligible and then allocate a sports class.
The aim of BWL Talent Campaign is to identify individuals who posses outstanding raw talent, and with elite coaching and specialist support, could be capable of reaching the top of the podium at the 2016 Paralympics games in Brazil. The Talent Assessment day is an opportunity for athletes to test out their physical prowess and accompanying hunger to succeed under the guidance of GB coaches and Performance support team.
If athletes wish to be considered for a BWL Talent Assessment day please fill in the online form : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bwltalent
The 2013 ‘Festival of Sport’ has been developed by the English Federation of Disability Sport to deliver high quality sporting opportunities for 6 – 16 year old disabled children. The three day event will incorporate a Panathlon day and ‘Taster’ sessions on rotation of the following sports Athletics, Archery, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Riding for the Disabled, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Dance and Wheelchair Rugby.
The event will also host a Wheelchair Rugby exhibition game which will be free for all spectators to attend plus a barbeque and disco on the Saturday night.
Day entry or weekend tickets are available. Overnight accommodation options are available with rooms on site.
The Panathlon event is by invitation only. To find out more about Panathlon Challenge visit www.panathlon.com
For an entry pack Click Here
There are 30 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
Senior Sports Development Manager,
English Federation of Disability Sport
T: 07764 291 666
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