Disability Sports & Activity

There are many opportunities for disabled people in and around Cumbria to get involved in sport and physical activity.

Here you can find out about opportunities to take part, learn, develop or improve new skills and help yourself to help others in sport or physical activity.

Finding the right sport or activity that suits your abilities

When choosing an activity or sport to take part in, our individual choices vary considerably based on ability, likes, dislikes and preferences. For those of us with disabilities, choices need to be made in choosing an activity that fits with our particular abilities.  

Finding the right club or activity for 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 you should be able to make an informed decision about which club and sporting environment is correct for you. Our Physical Activity search includes details on accessibility for the following disbilities/impairments:

  • Emotional / Behavioural
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Learning Disability
  • Physical Disability (Ambulant)
  • Physical Disability (Power chair)
  • Physical Disability (Wheelchair user)

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

Disability Sport Classification

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.

Disability Specific in your area

There are 25 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Tom Webster

Engagement Adviser (North West & North East)

Activity Alliance

M:07764 291661


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