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Olympic and Paralympic stars of tomorrow join Hannah Cockroft at National Talent Camp

A host of young elite athletes, coaches and officials will find out how to reach their potential in the sporting field when they join World and Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft at the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp this week. England’s most promising sporting young people will be put through their paces in a series of intense workshops, masterclasses and ... Read More »

BT develops the next generation of Paralympic talent with two new athletes joining its Ambassador team

    BT today demonstrated its commitment to disability sport and the development of the next generation of Paralympic talent with the appointment of two new athletes to its ambassador team, Julie Rogers and Ben Rowlings. Julie and Ben were unveiled as the latest BT Ambassadors at a mentoring session at Loughborough’s High Performance Athletics Centre with Paralympic Gold medallists ... Read More »

Action-packed day of celebrations planned to mark National Paralympic Day

As excitement builds for National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival on Saturday August 30, a round-up of activity was released today to help visitors to get the most from their day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Visitors to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can enjoy a free, family-friendly festival, which will include: the very best of disability ... Read More »

IPC European Championships: Jonnie Peacock wins gold

Paralympic champions Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft claimed golds as GB won 15 medals on the first day of the IPC Athletics European Championships.  Amputee sprinter Peacock triumphed in the T44 100m to complete the set of European, Paralympic and World titles. Wheelchair racer Cockroft, 22, did the same in the T34 100m, finishing 1.4 seconds ahead of the rest of ... Read More »

Paralympians set to help celebrate the best in sport

THE CENTENARY Pavilion at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium will be the venue for Disability Sport Yorkshire’s 21st annual awards dinner next month. The Wakefield-based charity will be celebrating the achievements of people with disabilities across Yorkshire at the event on Friday September 12. Paralympians Hannah Cockroft MBE and Danielle Brown MBE will be introducing the event. It will be hosted ... Read More »

Hannah Cockroft relishing 800m challenge

Great Britain’s double world and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has dominated the T34 sprints since bursting on to the international circuit five years ago. Now the 22-year-old has set herself a new challenge as she goes for gold in the 800m, as well as the 100m, at the Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships which start on Monday (18 August).With ... Read More »

IPC Athletics: Hannah Cockroft and Aled Davies win gold medals

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft retained her T34 200m title in dominant style at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon.  The 20-year-old, who won by almost two seconds, was one of three Great Britain medallists on the opening day. Read More »

IPC Athletics: Hannah Cockroft wants better competition

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft says she wants more competition in her events as she prepares for the IPC Athletics World Championships.  The 20-year-old won two golds in London last year in the T34 100 and 200m, setting new Paralympic records, and has also set a host of world bests. Read More »

Weekend set to inspire a new generation of junior disabled athletes

This weekend a new generation of disabled athletes will begin their road to success and follow the many sporting heroes from last summer’s Games. More than 250 young athletes will compete at the National Junior Athletics Championships on 13 and 14 July. It is delivered by Disability Sport Events, an English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) programme, and held at ... Read More »

Cockroft Receives MBE

Double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft (coach: Jenni Banks) received her MBE at Buckingham Palace from his Royal Highness Prince Charles on 17th May.  Read More »

Apply for funding for your disability sports club

Sports clubs continue to play an essential part in the development of Paralympic sport following the unforgettable scenes provided by disability athletes in London last summer.  Read More »