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Mobility Roadshow adaptive sports zone provides free activity sessions for all with restricted mobility

The 2016 Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! will be featuring an adaptive sports zone available to all visitors interested in playing inclusive sports such as wheelchair tennis and basketball, powerchair football and Boccia (26-28 May 2016, Silverstone, Northants).    The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! is the UK’s leading consumer-focused event offering the opportunity to test, trial and ... Read More »

Vote now for the Allianz Athlete of the Month – April 2016

Five Para athletes have been shortlisted for the Allianz Athlete of the Month poll for April 2016, and the public are now invited to vote for their favourite via www.paralympic.org. The nominations are: Maxime Guerin, archery, France The 21-year-old secured a fourth qualifying spot for France at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after winning the men’s recurve open at the ... Read More »

London Marathon competitor achieves personal best fundraising for Mobility Choice and Scope

London Marathon competitor, Tom Dixon, 36, is celebrating after completing the 2016 event in a personal best time whilst raising vital funds for disability charities Mobility Choice and Scope. Tom from Amersham, South Bucks, finished the race in 2 hours 58 minutes – his fastest time yet by 12 mins and under the elusive three hours he has been seeking ... Read More »

Inclusive Riding Sessions: Engaging mind and body

The University of Nottingham Equestrian club’s Inclusive Riding Sessions are breaking new ground, providing students with a disability with the opportunity to access the mental, physical and social benefits of equestrian sports. These sessions aim to display how accessible horse riding is, and to improve the accessibility of sports at higher education institutions. Unfairly, for many people, disability is a ... Read More »

On Track for the 9th Annual LimbPower Games!

LimbPower, the national charity for amputees and people with limb impairments in sport and the arts is gearing up for their flagship event. The ever-popular LimbPower Games (formerly the Amputee Games) will be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – internationally recognised as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. The event is the highlight ... Read More »

Wheelchair User In Full Swing With Pioneering Technology

  A wheelchair user has spoken of the transformative experience of using a specially designed wheelchair to enable him to play golf standing upright for the first time. Peter McWilliams, a tenant at Blackwood’s Belses Gardens care home in Glasgow, attended the official launch of the Paragolfer at Mearns Castle Golf Academy, where he had the opportunity to test the ... Read More »

Wheelchair users – last chance to have your say about sport

Do you use a wheelchair but haven’t tried taking part in sports or activities? Perhaps you’ve tried but didn’t like them? Now’s your chance! …. Have your say and influence the changes that could make sport and physical activity for wheelchair  users better. WheelPower’s ‘#Talk About Taking Part’ survey, carried out by consumer research charity Rica, aims to find out ... Read More »

Inclusive Leisure for Everyone: meeting the needs of accessibility and inclusion

Have you heard of Inclusive Leisure? As the name suggests, Inclusive Leisure will be available to everyone – with equipment purpose built for disabled users, which in turn will make it accessible to all users. After spending 6 years working in the leisure industry in various roles as a gym instructor, personal trainer, outdoor activity leader and group fitness instructor, ... Read More »

London 2017 announces ticketing information and competition schedule for 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships

The biggest sporting event of 2017 – with the world’s top athletes back at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 800,000 tickets will go on sale for World ParaAthletics Championships during the Summer of World Athletics Fantastic opportunity to see world-class Paralympic sport with ticket prices from £10 and all child tickets £5 Tickets will be available via ballot to general public ... Read More »

New Mayor of Birmingham to open the National Dwarf Games 2016

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Ray Hassall will open the 23rd National Dwarf Games on Saturday 30 April at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. The Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk) will host the 23rd National Dwarf Games over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 30 April to Monday 2nd May at venues across the West Midlands. Over 190 athletes from around ... Read More »

Birmingham ‘Feel Inspired’ Primary Sports Camp

WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport will be hosting a ‘Feel Inspired’ Primary Sports Camp on Wednesday 18 May, at Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre, Wheelers Lane, Birmingham, B13 0ST.  Entry and Payment forms are attached.  Completed forms should be returned by Wednesday 11 May 2016. The Primary Sports Camp is open to children with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of ... Read More »

UK Paralympian’s greatest challenge

Aaron Phipps has been a long term supporter of both Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Shaw Trust after contracting meningitis in 1999. As a result of the disease Aaron needed both legs amputating below the knee as well as the tips of his fingers. His determination has seen him compete in wheelchair races and representing Team GB at the London ... Read More »