Disability sport

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 as a hobby or interest; some compete professionally or at highest levels. There is a sport and a place for everyone. Find out about sports events in your area.

Disability sport organisations

British Paralympic Association (BPA)
A registered charity responsible for selecting, 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.

International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS)
Founders of the original Paralympic Games and organisers of international sporting events for disabled people.

Wheelpower (formerly British Wheelchair Sports Foundation)
Organises and supports wheelchair sports at all levels, putting on events for junior, senior and rehabilitation purposes.

Boccia
A Paralympic sport for people with physical impairments and Special Olympic sport for people with learning disabilities.

CP Sport England and Wales
Promotes and seeks to increase sport and physical recreational opportunities for disabled people, especially those with cerebral palsy.

Disability Snowsport UK
Promoting equality and opportunities for disabled people to take part in snowsports.

Ignite programme
Engaging more young disabled people into sport.

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This content links to a search facility for a disablity sport directory. You can find the same information at Parasport find a club. See our accessibility statement for more information.

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International development charity Motivation have developed a multipurpose sports wheelchair to encourage more adults and children to access wheelchair sports.