Taking part in disability sport
There are many types of accessible and disability sports. Most sports can be adapted or made accessible to you. For example, you could take part in:
wheelchair rugby wheelchair tennis sitting volleyball inclusive dance accessible rambling
See what activities are available in your area.
Find a local activity (Parasport) Thinking about your needs
what type of activities you enjoy if you prefer a disabled-only or mixed group how many times a week you'd like to take part how you’ll travel to sessions if you'll need equipment or kit and how much it will cost your fitness and how active you want to be
Think about what you'd like to get from the activity too. For example, a team sport can be a good way of making new friends.
Talking to your health professional
Before you start, talk to a specialist or health professional if:
you’re not sure about what exercises you can do you want to know what exercises are best for you you need help to adapt exercises you need adaptations or specialist prosthetics you feel anxious about taking part in sport or exercise
You could also talk to an organisation or charity for your condition or impairment.
Questions to ask the club or venue
Before joining, you could ask the club or venue:
if the sessions are disabled-only or mixed what equipment and kit you'll need and if you can hire it how accessible the venue is if they can meet your needs and any reasonable adjustments what facilities are nearby if the session is outdoors if the activity is appropriate for your age group what policies are in place, for example safeguarding or equality and diversity if the instructor is aware of your condition or willing to learn about it if first aid is available if they offer free taster sessions Financial support for sport and exercise
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