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Young people prove to be the heroes in disability sports programme

A disability sports programme called ‘Hit The Top Heroes’ is being run by UK youth charity, The Change Foundation, to seek to inspire and inform young people with a disability, aged under 13, their parents and teachers, the benefits of participating in disability sport. The Change Foundation is a UK youth charity that uses sport and dance to change the ... Read More »

‘Woefully inadequate’ facilities for disabled must improve – minister

Football clubs across Britain must urgently redress the “woeful” lack of facilities for disabled fans at many stadiums, says a government minister.  Mike Penning, the disabilities minister, has written to every professional club in the country to highlight their legal obligations. Read More »

Fletchers boost grassroots disability archery

Archery GB’s ambition is to grow archery as a sport for disabled people from all impairment groups, whatever their involvement in the sport. We will provide a platform for community based archery opportunities for disabled people to initially engage in the sport at the relevant level as well as providing opportunities and pathways to enable individuals to progress. Read More »

Volunteering in wheelchair basketball!

With the countdown well and truly on until the start of the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (Canada) – just 12 days remaining – and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, we caught up with one of the nation’s volunteers who, as well as providing crucial support to the sport in the UK, will be amongst the volunteers ... Read More »

About para-cycling

British Cycling is recognised by the British Paralympic Association as the UK National Governing Body for Cycle Sport for those with a disability.  British Cycling has a policy of encouraging and supporting the cycling ambitions of anyone with a disability. Disability cycle sport is open to both male and female competitors. Read More »

Adlington backs new Deaf-Friendly swimming

Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington is raising awareness of a new online swimming course launched today that aims to help teachers and coaches include deaf children and young people in their lessons. Read More »

World Cup rivalry on hold for Special Olympics in Rio

  They may be World Cup rivals on the pitch but that was kicked to touch as friendship proved a stronger bond at the Special Olympics as the England team hosted Brazilian footballers with intellectual disabilities. The Football Association and Special Olympics Great Britain, with the support of the Premier League, gave 10 Brazilian footballers with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to ... Read More »

Motivation key to Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds’ success

Four-times gold medallist Paralympian Ellie Simmonds will be spectating rather than competing during this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because her event is not part of the schedule. Ellie has just launched the Show Your Support campaign, which encourages people to support their local schools and athletes competing in the School Games, focusing on the positive impact that encouragement can ... Read More »

Disability Day at Sussex County Cricket Club

Sussex County Cricket Club will welcome hundreds of people with disabilities from all over the county to the annual Disability Day at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground today. Read More »

‘Heroes’ welcome

A clinical support worker who has helped transform the lives of 100s of patients at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) has earned a top job at Help for Heroes.  Georgie Friend, from Aylesbury, has been driving sports participation amongst spinal injury patients in her role at Stoke Mandeville Hospital since 2007. Read More »