Success at games for Peter

Peter Langton, previously at Treloar College, and now at Alton College, competed at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in the WheelPower National Junior Games and came third in boccia and first in both polybat and electric slalom. The games are for young people with disabilities aged between 11 and 18.

Peter said: “Over 120 participants […]

USA Para-triathlon awarded funding through Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant

The body received a total of $68,000 (£54,000/€61,000) under the Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces Programme.

It is intended to be used to help further establish programmes and educational opportunities for veteran athletes.

USA Para-triathlon programming, made possible through the grant award, focuses specifically on […]

Hong Kong disabled athletes ‘need more backing’

Hong Kong’s disabled athletes should receive the same level of training and financial support as their able-bodied counterparts under a new full-time training scheme, a consultancy study recommended. Currently, disabled athletes are part-timers and often face difficulties such as obtaining leave from their employers to prepare for and participate in major competitions. They also receive […]

Thame golfer uses sport to regain confidence following MS diagnosis

Golfer from Thame has used his sport to regain confidence after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. David Youens, 53, is determined his condition prevent him from playing the game he loves, and hopes his story will encourage others to take up the sport.

More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS, which affects the […]

Disabled youngsters join sporting event

Disabled children from Thurrock took part in a Paralympic-style event.

The Panathlon Challenge is a national charity which provides sporting opportunities for more than 10,000 disabled young people each year.

The event took place at the Sporting Village, in Cranes Farm Road, Basildon.

Students from Beacon Hill Academy, Erriff Drive, South Ockendon joined students from […]

English cricketer loses artificial leg midgame, keeps going

English cricketer Liam Thomas kept calm and carried on after losing his artificial leg during the final of a tournament for people with physical disability in Dubai last week.

Thomas, 22, dived for a ball during England Physical Disabilities team’s game against Pakistan on October 24 when his artificial leg became lose and went flying.

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Golf is a fantastic sport for disabled

Terry Kirkby was an active rugby player before a tumour in his spinal cord left him paraplegic and unable to walk, at the age of 38.

During his recovery, Terry tried different para-sports to stay active and keep competitive and he represented Great Britain in ice-sledge hockey and horse driving trials.

He had initially started […]

A FABB solution for disabled youngsters – and volunteers

In the wake of the Rio Paralympics, the world has never been more attuned to disabled sporting champions.

Yet it’s often taken for granted that we live in a society where everyone, regardless of the circumstances they’re born into, can both reap the rewards and revel in the thrills that sport offers.

Here in Scotland, […]

Registrations open for Junior Disability Sports Day

The Saint Kentigern Halberg Junior Disability Sports Day is back. Held on November 17 at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School in Remuera, the annual event is expected to draw close to 100 students from around Auckland.

Halberg Disability sport adviser Maia Lewis says interested participants can now register by contacting them. “The day is a great […]

Minister Imam Nahrawi Opens 15th Paralympic Games

Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Imam Nahrawi opened the national sports games for athletes with disabilities, called the 15th National Paralympic Week Games (Peparnas XV 2016), on Saturday.

A total of 1,983 disabled athletes and 718 officials from 33 provinces are participating in these games that began today and will run till October 24 […]

Youth, seniors and disabled enjoy special antlerless deer season

The 3-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, people with disabilities and senior citizens gets under way this weekend.

The 1st segment of the season is 1 day, Saturday, and the second segment is 2 days, Dec. 26- 27. This season is open on private and public lands in counties having a firearms deer […]

Special day of sports for special kids

Local children with disabilities got their chance for a moment of glory at Tuesday’s eighth annual Shasta County Sports Day at Enterprise High School.

About 50 students from kindergarten through 12th grade participated, said organizer Kathy Seigle, an adaptive physical education teacher.

The youths competed in events mostly related to track and field. Others put […]

Premier League clubs working to help more disabled people get into sport

Outside, all the talk was of the corruption allegations that had led to a fresh wave of hand-wringing over the greed and grotesque sums in the game.

In the stands of the former Olympic Stadium the echoes of the issues caused by the club’s move from Green Street to Westfield still reverberated. But on the […]

Wheeling past disability to rugby

For three hours last night, 51-year-old Tan Whee Boon wheeled himself around a basketball court trying to get a volleyball across a finish line. He took bumps from his teammates and ended the night with several fresh bruises and abrasions on his arms.

Tomorrow, he will hop on a flight to Jakarta and represent Singapore […]

Nomination can inspire other disabled cueists

It is not often that you see a person with disability get a direct entry to compete in an open category event. Matunga Gymkhana’s Venkateshwaran Subramanian, popularly known as Raja, is one such lucky sportsperson, who in a rare scenario, got a disability nomination at the World Billiards Championship that will be held at Leeds […]

John Willis finishes Rio challenge of trying 34 sports

A disabled man has completed his aim to try all 34 Paralympic and Olympic sports. John Willis, 55, from Cambridge, who was born without fully-formed arms or legs, had a go at everything from archery to judo, ending with a game of golf.

His “Road to Rio” challenge has raised about £9,000 for his charity. […]

How group sports can encourage children with special needs

The social, emotional and physical benefits of sport are what drive many of us to lace up our trainers and hit the gym, road, trail or court – and the same positives apply to those less physically able.

Disability is not a barrier to achievement, as qualifying 2016 Rio Paralympics wheelchair racing champions, Mohammed Al […]

Triumph of ‘Yes, you can’, defeating struggles and disabilities

When the Rio Paralympics began; many feared it would be a fiasco but some scintillating performances and stunning feats turned it into an unforgettable triumph of determination over disability, blurring the gaps between able- bodied and differently-abled sportspersons and also how the world looks at them.

 

The 11 days long international sports event provided […]

Shaikh Khalid voices pride in people with disabilities

His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Athletics Association, expressed his joy on meeting his brothers with disabilities in the closing ceremony of the fourth Khalid bin Hamad Youth Centers Futsal League and first People with Disabilities League under the […]

Disabled sports fans ‘feel frustrated and isolated’ by unfit venues says charity

Blog by Harriet Butler from the West Midlands, who is a Muscular Dystrophy UK Trailblazer:

I am a massive sports fan! I enjoy watching football, tennis, rugby, athletics and a whole host of other sports. Going to these events is a big part of who I am.

 

But, often, I face difficulties in attending […]

Beautiful harmony as Angell Town estate holds its first disabled sports day

Forty children laced up their boxing gloves during school holidays and were let loose on punch bags under a railway arch in Brixton.

 

It was organised by community group Dwaynamics, which uses boxing to help local youngsters learn to box, gain confidence and employment skills, and to stay out of gangs.

 

Pastor Lorraine […]

Multan, Lahore thrash opponents in Disabled T20 Cricket

Defending champions Multan trounced Quetta Bolan by 93 runs, while Lahore recorded a formidable 98-run win against FATA on the second day of ICRC National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship 2016 here on Tuesday.

 

Lahore batted first and put on board 165-5 in 20 overs. Muhammad Shahbaz scored 60. Ashfaq Shakir scored 52.

 

FATA […]

Register now for Northland Disability Sports Day

Registrations are now open for the Northland Junior Disability Sports Day to be held at ASB Kensington Stadium, Whangarei on September 14.

 

Hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Parafed Northland, the event is open to all physically disabled and visually impaired young people aged between seven and 21 years. The day provides […]

Together We Will: Disability sport organisations launch campaign

The “Together We Will” campaign is designed to address the low numbers of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or physical activity.

 

A recent Sport England Active People Survey showed disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled.

 

Will Mellor, whose disabled sister died in 2013, is championing […]

Disability Sports festival a great success

The second West Wales Disability Sport Festival took place at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre on Sunday and throughout an exciting day large crowds flocked to discover what is on offer in our area for disabled participants of all ages.

 

And the ethos was set from the official opening when inspirational speaker Mark Colbourne MBE told […]

Charity Awards Finalist Disabled Athlete Sports Association

Kelly Behlmann is a mother of two who understands the importance of fitness and sports in developing kids’ self-confidence and strength. She’s also a physical therapist who recognizes the obstacles faced by young people with physical, visual or hearing disabilities. She knows that physical limitations don’t strip people of their desire and need to feel […]

Super Bowl ads feature people with disabilities

Each year, millions of people around the world turn on their TVs on a February evening and take in some top-notch football when the best two teams in the NFL battle for the Super Bowl.

During the big game, hundreds of new commercials will air – some funny, others emotional, all trying to be memorable. […]

Accesibilidad Electoral Argentina

Con la ley 26.571, de Democratización de la Representación Política, la Transparencia y la Equidad Electoral, del año 2009, se ha dado un paso importante en materia de accesibilidad electoral, consagrando y efectivizando medidas primordiales consideradas por la Convención Internacional sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad.

Por un lado, se eliminaron situaciones discriminatorias […]

Promotion of Sports amongst Disabled

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that Under the Scheme of Sports and Games for the Disabled, grants are sanctioned to Special Olympic Bharat (SOB), the Nodal Agency of the Department of Sports for organizing coaches training and sports competitions in selected sports disciplines on […]

Tokyo dreams fuel Cambodia’s first disabled basketballers

Slamming into each other with a metallic crunch, Cambodia’s first women’s wheelchair basketball team are changing attitudes to disability in a nation where unexploded landmines claim new victims every week but physical impairments are scorned.

Under a baking sun in the western city of Battambang, two all-female sides are battling it out.

Yelps and laughter […]

Volunteers sought for disability games

The national three-day sports competition organised by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation is open to eight to 21 year olds with a physical disability or visual impairment.

 

Athletes compete in regional teams across 19 sports, including athletics, blind cricket, rowing, boccia, goalball and wheelchair basketball.

 

Volunteers are needed for one or all of […]

Disability sports go on show in Newcastle as countdown to Paralympics continues

A little closer to home though, and a disability sports expo is being held over the next two days in the New South Wales city of Newcastle.

The event is being run by Wheelchair Sports NSW and aims to showcase 12 sports for people with and without a disability to try.Paralympian Rheed McCracken competes in […]

Miracle League Helping Disabled Kids Achieve Dreams

More than 50 kids hit the ice at Wesbanco on Sunday, some for the very first time.

“It really gave me a sense of belonging and a purpose you know in a world where there are a lot of able bodied individuals and people with disabilities are often seen as second class, they’re not able […]

Prince Harry cheers on disabled vets for Sports Relief

The Prince, who founded the Invictus Games for injured military athletes, cheered on former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Mike Goody and Paul Vice, an ex-Royal Marines commando awarded the Military Cross.

Both men are due to compete alongside two teams of celebrities in the Clash of the Titans, a series of five Olympic-style sporting challenges to […]

Blind athletes play ball game based on sound

Some blind athletes are making noise for a new ball game in South Florida based entirely on sound like whats is already done around the Copa Libertadores Tournament.

“The sport removes all barriers,” said player Tyler Marren. “Anybody, no matter what your visual acuity, no matter how much sight you have or don’t have– everyone’s […]

Adaptive Sports brings thrills on the slopes for disabled kids

Young athletes with disabilities are skiing, proving they’re no different than other kids.

“This is a group that doesn’t, a lot of the time, have the opportunity to get that wind in their face kind of experience, and skiing is able to do that,” Adaptive Sports Iowa Director Mike Boone said.

These kids with disorders […]