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Disability Sports News

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

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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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UK Deaf Sport – June 2024

UK Deaf Sport Participation in Sport and Physical Activity Survey 2024

UK Deaf Sport are carrying out a survey to find out about the participation of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss in sport and physical activity.

As a thank you, they are offering those who complete the survey the chance to win one of three £100 Amazon vouchers! This is optional and will involve leaving your email address at the end of the survey. Your survey answers will remain anonymous.

The survey can be completed until Thursday 15 August 2024.

LimbPower – 26 June 2024

LimbPower Launches Athletics Top Tips for Providers Infographic to Enhance Inclusion in Sports and Physical Activity

LimbPower, a leading charity and National Disability Sports Organisation dedicated to empowering amputees and individuals with limb differences, is thrilled to announce the release of the new Athletics Top Tips for Providers Infographic. This groundbreaking resource aims to support children with amputations and limb differences, as well as the coaches, teachers, and instructors who work with them.

Special Olympics GB – 10 June 2024

Topgolf launch second free golf programme for Special Olympics GB athletes

Following the launch of a successful pilot programme in late-2023, Special Olympics Great Britain athletes can join the latest free golfing programme at Topgolf state-of-the-art driving range and entertainment complexes.

Now underway across all four Topgolf UK venues, registered Special Olympics GB athletes can have fun playing target themed golfing games at the weekly sessions in Chigwell, Glasgow, Surrey and Watford.

British Blind Sport – June 2024

Coaching Blind and Partially Sighted People

Evolve your coaching: learn practical strategies and gain the confidence to help you include blind and partially sighted people in your sessions. Newly updated in 2023

This eLearning course will increase your knowledge, confidence, and skills so that you can coach blind and partially sighted people effectively in your sports and activity sessions.

Through helpful tips, practical solutions, and vibrant videos, this course will support you to grow your coaching by giving you the essential knowledge, ideas, and practical solutions that you can apply to enable blind and partially sighted people to take part in your sessions.

WheelPower – 17 May 2024

Every two hours, someone is paralysed by spinal cord injury in the UK

New data reveals the number of people injured or diagnosed with a spinal cord injury is approximately double that previously estimated.

A new data analysis was conducted by Andrew Coxon, National Spinal Cord Injury Database (NSCID) manager at the NHS, Abigail Lock, CEO at Back Up and Shajia Shahid, clinical research network manager at Spinal Research with the support of charities; Aspire, Spinal Injuries Association, Spinal Injuries Scotland, Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research, Wings For Life, Regain, Horatio’s Garden, Cauda Equina Spinal Cord Injury, Cauda Equina Champions Charity and Wheelpower.

The analysis indicates that there are an estimated 4,400 new cases of spinal cord injury per year in the UK. This equates to someone becoming paralysed every two hours.

As a result, the estimated prevalence of spinal cord injuries in the UK has risen to 105,000.

Photo credit: British Blind Sport