Disability sport and fitness
This is a brief introduction to disability sport and also includes contact details for sports groups and organisations.
Disability sport ranges from entry level to international competition with many layers in between. Many disabled sports people get involved just as a hobby or interest; some compete professionally at the highest levels. Certainly there is a sport and a place for everyone.
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Disability sport: further information
British Paralympic Association (BPA)
The BPA is a registered charity which is responsible for selecting, preparing, entering, funding and managing Britain's teams at the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games. They also operate talent identification days to find the disabled sporting stars of the future.
Tel: 020 7842 5789
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS)
Founders of the original Paralympic Games and organisers of international sporting events for disabled people.
Tel: 01296 436179
Wheelpower (formerly British Wheelchair Sports Foundation)
Based at Stoke Mandeville, Wheelpower organises and supports wheelchair sports at all levels, and provides events for junior, senior and rehabilitation purposes.
Tel: 01296 395995
Contact Scope Response for more details.
This information was last reviewed October 2013.