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Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success with Ellie Simmonds

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, on 29 November, Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB celebrates Paralympic Nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Following a historic Rio Games for the ParalympicsGB team, it today congratulated the three Paralympic athletes shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award; Sophie Christiansen OBE, Kadeena Cox and Dame Sarah Storey. The three athletes are emblematic of ParalympicsGB’s stunning success at Rio 2016, where the team defied expectations to smash their medal target and win ... Read More »

Department of Health announces funding for children’s prosthetics

Funding Announcement Limb centres around the UK are now able to apply for funding of paediatric sports and activity limbs. Up until now there has been no dedicated funding for children’s sports and activity feet, meaning that young people with amputations or congenital limb loss may have been limited to a standard prosthetic foot which are not always suitable for ... Read More »

Paralympians invite everyday superheroes to join their teams at new superhero series

The Superhero Series is the only mass-participation sports series dedicated to the everyday superhero – the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities [1] – and their friends and families Launched by Paralympian Sophia Warner and supported by celebrity Team Captains: Sophie Christiansen, Kadeena Cox, Dave Henson, JJ Chalmers, Sophie Morgan, Anne Dickins and Megan Giglia Team Captains are calling on the ... Read More »

Golden wheels for a golden girl

Flag bearing Paralympian ‘Queen Kadeena’ returns to heroes’ welcome and gold Union Jack wheels courtesy of Carbon Black Forget golden post boxes in the home towns of returning Olympic and paralympian athletes, a company that manufactures F1 Wheelchairs has put a distinct twist on the tradition by welcoming their Rio hero home to a pair of golden union flag wheels. ... Read More »

Sport England Announces New Funding Boost for InstructAbility

News of the £380,000 investment came during an awards evening to celebrate the achievements of disabled fitness instructors who have graduated through the scheme and the leisure operators that have provided work placements and employment. InstructAbility is a project designed by Aspire, the spinal injury charity and delivered in partnership with YMCAfit, to give unemployed, disabled people the training, qualifications ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week

Celebrating training to support more disabled people to lead active lives  Over three years, 6,000 people have enjoyed the benefits of the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and, as a result, more disabled people are leading active lives. To celebrate the success, we are calling on the nation to raise awareness during Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week (24-28 October 2016). ... Read More »

Partnership calls on global community to support social inclusion through sport and technology

A unique partnership between UK employment charity Shaw Trust and international sports technology business Ottobock, is calling for greater access to sport and assistive technology to achieve independence for disabled people. Shaw Trust and Ottobock will be using the 23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress in Edinburgh this year as a platform to raise the awareness of the importance of sport ... Read More »

Wheelchair users call for more local accessible opportunities report reveals

There is a clear need for sports providers to offer more local sport and physical activity opportunities which are accessible for wheelchair users, new research reveals. The findings, published today (Wednesday 19 October 2016) in a new report by WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport, aims to support providers and sports bodies in planning and delivering their activities, to better meet ... Read More »

Paralympic Champion Reid heads entries for NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London

It’s official. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that four British players, including Paralympic  gold medallist and Wimbledon men’s singles champion Gordon Reid and Rio quad singles silver medallist Andy Lapthorne, will compete at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2016 in London (30 Nov-4 Dec). Tournament success throughout the year has ensured Reid (world No.2), Lapthorne (quad world No.4), Jordanne ... Read More »

Open Goal: Goalball UK welcomes sighted players

Hot on the heels of Great Britain’s Paralympic success, Goalball UK are leading a campaign to get more sighted people involved in the sport at a club level, as players, coaches and officials. Throughout October and into November, clubs across the country will be hosting open sessions where anyone, sighted or visually-impaired, can attend to learn more and try Goalball ... Read More »

British Blind Sport hosts National Festival in Coventry

Following hot on the heels of the successful Paralympics in Rio, British Blind Sport’s annual Visually Impaired (VI) Festival of Sport is taking place on Saturday 22 October at Bablake School, Coundon Rd, Coventry, CV1 4AU from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and is FREE to all blind and partially sighted people aged 5 and over. Alaina MacGregor, CEO, said: ... Read More »