Keighley councillors learn about new disability sports project

Disabled and non-disabled people in Keighley are being encouraged to get sporty together as part of a new campaign.

Keighley councillors have has pledged support for the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme, which will includee many activities in the town.

GOGA has been developed to get some of the UK’s least active people moving […]

Identical twins went head-to-head in ‘mini paralympics’ for disabled children

Twins Katie and Heidi Sheldon, from Langley School in Solihull, were among the stars in a ‘mini Paralympics’ for disabled children in Birmingham.

The 13-year-olds, who were born prematurely and have cerebral palsy, were part of the Langley team representing Warwickshire against teams from Birmingham and Worcestershire in the West Midlands Regional Panathlon Final at […]

Disabled sports club honoured with award

A SPORTS club dedicated to developing children and young adults with disabilities has been awarded Club of the Month by insport. Brecon Integrated Sports Association (BISA) won the accolade for its outstanding commitment to inclusive provision and practice. The club, that has been running since 2002, provides training and events all year round to individuals […]

Northern title up for grabs as York hosts disabled sports finals

The Energise Centre in York will host the inaugural Panathlon Northern Divisional Final on Wednesday, when a Yorkshire team will vie with Merseyside and North East counterparts for the title of North champions.

More than 50 disabled children will be competing after battling through county and regional heats to qualify for a meeting of the […]

VSA celebrates 30 years of helping disabled people become artists

VSA Michigan believes in the power of art.

“We promote creative power in people with disabilities,” says Ramona Burns, community development coordinator for the organization.

“We know art allows us to communicate, and we work with each age group to make sure they have the opportunity to participate in, learn through, excel in and enjoy […]

Your vote needed to help unlock funding for disabled sports sessions

West Wight Sports and Community Centre is calling for the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2016.

Support is vital The charity is relying on votes to increase their chances of winning funding of up to £5,000 which will enable them to run weekly sports […]

Premier League ‘not inclusive’ for disabled fans,

The Premier League lacks a “culture of inclusivity” for disabled fans, says a leading equality campaigner.

Some top-flight clubs have not yet met guidelines on disability access.

Lord Holmes, a member of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and a nine-time Paralympic swimming champion, told MPs that legal action against clubs and the Premier League […]

New Zealand’s Paralympians support campaign aiming to get more disabled people active

New Zealand’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold medallists Sophie Pascoe, Liam Malone, Cameron Leslie and Nikita Howarth have thrown their support behind a new series of local events aimed at getting disabled people involved in sport.

It is hoped that the programme will help increase interest and participation in activities lead by the nation’s sports […]

Pakistan disabled cricket team training camp from Oct 13

Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) will hold a training camp for Pakistan disabled cricket team here at PCB Regional Academy at National Stadium ahead of the ICC Academy T20 Cricket Tournament Dubai 2016, which will be held in the UAE from October 20 to 25.

Head coach Sabih Azhar will lead the training camp. Muhammad […]

More disabled-friendly steps, railings at public pools needed

The new Singapore Disability Sports Council chief, Mr Kevin Wong, said: “SDSC should not only support elite athletes but also actively engage and encourage the wider spectrum of individuals with disability to take up sports as a form of rehabilitation and therapy.”

I suffer from arthritis and have had hip replacement surgery. Doctors have recommended […]

Post Paralympics, brands still failing to represent disabled consumers, despite £200bn spending power

Despite the Paralympics bringing disability to the fore, disabled people are still not represented in marketing and media, with brands all too often leaning on elitist assumptions or even missing the point entirely by using able-bodied models (thanks, Vogue Brazil). Yet by failing to engage the spending power of disabled consumers, it’s brands who will […]

Disabled sports fans slam facilities

A disabled sports fan from the North West has hit-out at unfit venues that force her to sit away from friends and family at live matches, while a further half surveyed reported the same problem.

Jo McNicol took part in a UK-wide survey for Muscular Dystrophy UK Trailblazers – a 700 strong network of young […]

DOSB launches scheme to increase number of people with disabilities in full-time employment

The DOSB project “Skills for the Practice” has the objective of improving the participation of people with disabilities not only in sports, but also in working life.

For this, a panel selected the 10 sports organisations from a number of high quality applications that are due to launch the first phase of the project from […]

The Paralympics is over but I won’t go back into my disability box

In the end they pulled it off. Despite a funding crisis, the closure of some venues, and advance ticket sales that would have shamed a moderately well supported team in the Vanarama National League, the Rio Paralympics produced some superlative sports, and a few notable milestones.

 

The highlight for me had to be the […]

Five highlights to remember from Paraolympics 2016

There were few dry eyes at the September 7 opening ceremony in Rio’s Maracana stadium when Marcia Malsar, who won gold for Brazil at the 1984 Paralympics, fell while carrying the torch.

 

She was using a walking stick and the ground had become slippery in an intense tropical rainstorm. But as soon as she […]

Navigating Rio can be tough for those with disabilities

Inside the Olympic Park, there are ramps, strategically placed railings, tactile paving inside venues, and more. It’s evident that experts designed the grounds for the Summer Games and Paralympics to be accessible to people with disabilities.

But outside the venues is a different story. For those with disabilities, navigating Rio de Janeiro can range from […]

Elite athletes who are disabled should use their platform to promote social awareness

We talk a lot about legacy of sporting events, in terms of increasing participation and improving health, but what about the societal legacy?

 

The London Paralympic Games was heralded as a big step forward for disabled sport, but has the opportunity to address broader social issues been taken?

 

What do the athletes themselves […]

Paralympic Games celebration at Leeds carnival of disability sport

There will be range of disability and Paralympics sports on offer that people can try for free at the city centre ‘Leeds 2 Rio’ event from 12pm to 4pm. Sports on offer will include tennis, athletics, table tennis, rowing, powerlifting and football.

Accompanying the event, which has been organised in partnership with Leeds Disability Sport […]

What will happen to disabled sports in Russia after the Paralympic scandal?

The suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) following revelations that the former had been involved in a state-sponsored doping program automatically entails the suspension of Russian athletes from both the Paralympics and other international tournaments. But how seriously will it hit the Russian Paralympic movement in general?

Rima […]

Paralympics highlight co-operation between athletes with and without disabilities

In the sport of wheelchair basketball, physical contact is the name of the game. The chairs themselves are built to withstand punishing hits, and Steve Sampson loves it.

 

“It’s fun. You’re in a go-cart, it’s very physical, you’re bumping and banging, and it’s glorious. So much fun.”

 

And fun is why Sampson adopted […]

Disabled sports stars to compete at annual Slough games

DISABLED sports stars will gather to compete at a popular annual games next week.

 

The Disabled Games, organised by Participation Association Leisure Sports (PALS) will take place at Slough Disabled Club in Northern Road on Saturday and Sunday next week.

 

PALS, formerly known as Slough and District Sports Association for Disabled (SADSAD), will […]

Khalid bin Hamad Youth Centres Futsal League results

The matches for the Khalid bin Hamad People with Disabilities League, organized by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, continued yesterday with 3 matches in the Group 2 preliminaries, held at Riffa Club in the hall of the late Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad Al Kahlifa, May God rest His Soul.

 

The matches resulted […]

Rio Paralympics 2016: Games to go ahead with major budget cuts

The Paralympic Games will take place as planned next month, but face major budget cuts, the International Paralympic Committee has announced.

 

The cuts will be made to venues, the workforce and transport.

 

Delayed travel grants will now be paid to athletes, but 10 countries may struggle to get teams to Rio.

 

“Never […]

DT Sports awards 2016: Paralympians in frame for big prize

THERE are already plenty of nominations for the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year honour. This is one of the 14 categories at the 2016 Derby Telegraph Sports awards.

The Disabled Sportsperson of the Year prize will be awarded to the most outstanding disabled athlete of any age, who has great talent, and has demonstrated motivation […]

First-Ever Disabled Miss USA Contestant Inspires Young Girls

When Abbey Curran first saw a flyer for a local beauty pageant, she was 16 and walked with a pronounced limp due to cerebral palsy. Despite classmates who dismissed her chances of winning, she was determined to compete.

In 2008, Abbey was crowned Miss Iowa and became the first disabled person ever to compete for […]

Lahore disabled cricket team trials today

Trials to select the Lahore team for the 5th ICRC National Disabled T20 Cricket Championship 2016, which starts in the second week of August in Karachi, will be held at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Cricket Ground in Lahore on Monday (today).

PDCA secretary Amir Uddin Ansari has announced a two-member selection committee comprising Javed Ashraf and Rab […]

Paramilitary forces to train disabled personnel in sports

In a unique venture, several Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have come together to organise a sports training camp for personnel who have been disabled while in service. The aim of this camp is to motivate them to overcome their handicap and depression and help turn them into achievers. The outcome of the camp could […]

United States may become permanent host of Copa America

ESPN Deportes is reporting that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are working on making the Copa America a once-every-four-years tournament to be permanently hosted by the United States. MLS Soccer’s report speculates this would be a merger of the Copa America and the Gold Cup into one tournament, but the original report on ESPN Deportes just suggests […]

Frank Bruno and Peter Shilton visit Thetford charity sports day

The former heavyweight boxer and former England goalkeeper joined 350 children at the Presidents Sporting Club/Essex Disabled Sports Foundation experience day at Breckland Leisure Centre, in Thetford.

 

The children and sportsmen tried their hand at sports including trampolining, martial arts, basketball and ping pong, while outside the sports field was packed with bouncy castles. […]

NFL Draft: 17 former Big Ten players selected

A total of 17 former Big Ten players were selected in the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday. There were six players from the conference picked in Thursday’s first round, which gives the Big Ten a total of 23 selections through the first two days of the draft.

The SEC, […]

Athlete, disabled advocate Holm dies

Disabled athletes around the country lost a tireless advocate Saturday when Sarah Holm died in a car crash.

 

But for her parents, Dave and Chris Holm of Baraboo, the loss is more personal. They’ve felt overwhelmed, in good ways and bad, since the accident. They spent the weekend fielding phone calls from their daughter’s […]

Dakar Rally 2017

The Dakar Rally 2017, which will touch Paraguayan soil for the fist time, will leave economic and image benefits for the South American country, announced government ministers on Thursday.

Paraguay’s Tourism Minister, Marcela Bacigalupo, said that the competition that will leave from the capital city of Asuncion on Jan. 2, will place the country in […]

Para-sport included in National Games

n another move signalling greater backing of disability sport, this year’s Singapore National Games (SNG) will feature para-sports for the first time.

 

Five sports (archery, boccia, tenpin bowling, swimming, table tennis) will be contested at the July 30 to Aug 7 SNG, with the possibility of more included in future.

 

This comes on […]

Baseball-Yankees place A-Rod on 15-day disabled list

The New York Yankees placed designated hitter Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring.

 

A-Rod had an MRI on Wednesday morning after injuring his hamstring in Tuesday night’s 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

 

The 40-year-old Rodriguez left the game after he grabbed at his right hamstring […]

Highlights from the opening weekend of March Madness

The opening weekend of the March Madness of the NCAA Tournament had some amazing moments — some would say shining moments — from those games. Here’s a look at some of the best highlights from the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament:

With five minutes to go in regulation, Purdue was up 14 points and […]

Power soccer teaches power of inclusivity

Students with and without disabilities are learning to play power soccer together in a two-unit course sponsored by education professor Derek Van Rheenan called “Disability and Sport.” Power soccer is the latest inclusive competitive sport to be offered in the history of the Berkeley course, which also provides instruction in goalball and golf. In addition […]

Russia 2018 World Cup: FIFA approves 36 training sites

FIFA has approved the list of Venue Specific Training Sites for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee, Fifa.com has reported.

The list includes 36 VSTSs in 11 Host Cities, three for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums. The VSTSs will be available for training […]