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British Team announced for first ever International Blind Tennis Tournament

Six tennis players have been selected for the Great Britain team to contest the International Blind Tennis Tournament in Spain next month, becoming the first ever visually impaired players to represent the nation on the international stage. The team will be managed by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, and will travel to Alfaz del Pí on the ... Read More »

Typhoo and EFDS tea-m up in 2017 to support disabled athletes

Typhoo and the national charity the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up again in 2017 to provide disabled athletes with more sporting opportunities to compete across England. It will be the third year that Typhoo will add an extra ‘OO’ to the National Junior Athletics Championships and nine regional qualifiers, aiming to increase the number of disabled ... Read More »

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers to join Paralympic programme

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers with the belief and desire to join their world leading Paralympic programme, as they turn their focus to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. The team are looking to build on the success they achieved in Rio 2016, where they sat top of the medal table with three gold and two bronze medals. Whether you are ... Read More »

London launches resale scheme for summer of World Athletics tickets

London 2017 Ltd has launched a resale scheme to safeguard tickets for the World Para Athletics Championships 14-23 July and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 04-13 August The scheme will enable those wishing to re-sell their tickets to do so via their official ticket account to another genuine athletics fan Drive announced to avoid ticket touting with many sessions ... Read More »

Ottobock extends partnership with IPC until the end of 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock have extended their worldwide partnership until the end of 2020. An international partner since 2005 and the longest serving partner to the Paralympic Games, Ottobock has provided technical services for equipment used by Paralympians since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, where the company’s ‘Passion for Paralympics’ was born. Today Ottobock’s Sportsline provides the equipment for Para athletes ... Read More »

28 ParalympicGB athletes are former Back Up trust service users

The leading spinal cord injury charity Back Up Trust is proud to count 28 members of the British Paralympics team as former service users. For many, the charity offers the first opportunity to get back to being active following a spinal cord injury. Louise Wright, Back Up’s CEO, said: ‘‘We’re thrilled that Back Up’s services have helped so many to ... Read More »

Day six review/Day seven preview of Rio 2016 Paralympics

On a day when the temperature soared in Rio, ParalympicsGB did not wilt in the heat and won six gold medals to draw level with the tally of 34 from London 2012. There were second golds on the track for Libby Clegg and Georgina Hermitage as they won the T11 200m and T37 400m titles, respectively, with Hollie Arnold also ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB ready to compete at Rio 2016

With 8 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe has declared that ParalympicsGB are ready to compete at their most competitive Games ever at Rio 2016. Last week’s delegation registration meeting (DRM) in Brazil confirmed that a total of 264 athletes will take to the field of play to ... Read More »

Athletes announced on Paralympic Inspiration Programme

The British Paralympic Association, Help for Heroes & funders the Cadbury Foundation and Boshier-Hinton Foundation enable 21 athletes to experience a Paralympic Games as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme The British Paralympic Association (BPA) have launched its 2016 Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP) for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with 28 athletes and coaches across thirteen Paralympic sports. The Programme, ... Read More »

Whiley retains British Open Wheelchair Tennis Singles title

Jordanne Whiley made it back-to-back British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships women’s singles titles on the penultimate day of play at Nottingham Tennis Centre after beating Dutchwoman Aniek van Koot 6-3, 6-0. Whiley raced into a 3-0 first set lead as she faced world No.3 van Koot in the British Open final for the second successive year. Despite van Koot coming ... Read More »

Wheelchair basketball comes to Eccles School

A nine-year-old pupil with cerebral palsy met three of his wheelchair basketball idols on Monday 18 July, at a session specially organised so he could play a match with his school friends. Finn O’Neill, who attends St Mark’s CofE Primary School in Eccles, was also given an entry level multi sports wheelchair by British Wheelchair Basketball’s education partner Youth Sport Direct. The ... Read More »

Vote now for the June Allianz Athlete of the Month

Five Para athletes have been shortlisted for the Allianz Athlete of the Month poll for June 2016, and the public are now invited to vote for their winner via The nominations are: Gustavo Fernandez, ARG, wheelchair tennis The 22-year-old won his first Grand Slam singles title at Roland Garros, winning all of his matches in straight sets after beating ... Read More »