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Disability Sports News

Welcome to the latest disability sports news round-up for March 2024. 

A young girl in a wheelchair is enjoying taking part in a game of badminton in a sports hall. She is wearing a blue 'Wheelpower' t-shirt.

Disability Sports Organisations are a good starting point for many deaf and disabled people who want to be more active. They provide advice, support, and opportunities for people of all ages with specific impairments to take part in sport and activity.

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Cerebral Palsy Sport – March 2024

Rio Boothe laser run

CP Sport have collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport. They will be posting these profiles daily throughout CP Awareness Month (March) to celebrate positive stories and inspire people to take part in the future.

Rio Boothe got into Laser Run through a research project at his university. The project was looking at a new para sport and making it more inclusive. He was selected to compete for Team GB at the Para Laser Run World Championships.

Read his story on the CP website.

UK Deaf Sport – 18 March 2024

Together Fund 2023 Impact

UK Deaf Sport’s vision is for every deaf person to be active and inspired by sport and physical activity. 

In 2023, UK Deaf Sport were successful in securing funding from the final round of Sport England’s Together Fund, which is designed to support the development of skills, appropriate resourcing, connectivity with local systems and to respond to changing environments. 

13 projects were funded across a variety of sports and activities. To find out more about the funded projects, read their impact report and watch their videos.

WheelPower – 14 March 2024

WheelPower Sports Festival visits Liverpool for first time

The WheelPower Sports Festival rolled into Liverpool in March, as 38 local disabled people got the chance to try a variety of wheelchair sports.

This life changing event was a real eye opener and gave local disabled people the opportunity to try a variety of wheelchair sports that included powerchair football, boccia, badminton, table tennis and para laser run. For many of those attending this was their first introduction to sport in a wheelchair and it is hoped that following this experience they will feel inspired to continue to play, enjoy and have fun through sport in their own communities.

Special Olympics GB – 21 March 2024

Lloyd striving to make history at TCS London Marathon

Nineteen-year-old Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Lloyd Martin is bidding to become the youngest known person with Down Syndrome to complete the TCS London Marathon.

Lloyd, who lives in Camberley in Surrey and will join 50,000 runners at the start line in Greenwich Park on 21 April, is an active gymnast and footballer through the Special Olympics GB movement, training at Prime Acrobatics in Woking and Ascot United Warriors Football Club.

His journey to 26.2 miles would cap a remarkable achievement after undergoing surgery on his knees in 2021 and a scenario presented soon after his birth that he may never be able to walk.

LimbPower – 27 March 2024

LimbPower Launches LimbLife Campaign: Embrace, Empower, Elevate During Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month

The LimbLife Campaign aims to highlight the transformative impact of physical activity on individuals with limb differences. Through sharing positive stories and organizing inclusive events such as the LimbPower Games Multisport Event, LimbPower strives to break stereotypes, foster inclusivity, and inspire others to embrace an active lifestyle regardless of their physical abilities.

Photo credit: WheelPower