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UK Athletics

National Disability Sport Organisations

Disability NDSO

British Blind Sport (BBS)

BBS is the leading voice for people with visual impairments in the world of sport. The work of the charity enables children and adults to access and enjoy athletics.

Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk
Phone: 01962 424247
Fax: 01926 427775
Website: www.britishblindsport.org.uk

British Wheelchair Athletics Association (BWAA)

  • Seated Throws: Shot Putt, Discus, Javelin, Club
  • Pentathlon

We meet at Stoke Mandeville on the second weekend of every month and any person who is interested in taking up throwing or finding out more about coaching or organising a throws group is more than welcome to attend. We have qualified, experienced coaches in attendance at every training weekend.

Barbara Hoole
Email: barbarahoole@hotmail.com
Phone: 01772 600988
Website: www.bwaa.co.uk

British Wheelchair Racing Association (BWRA)

BWRA promotes the involvement of disabled people in wheelchair racing.

  • It acts as an information contact for: athletes, race directors, coaches, teachers, local authorities and the media
  • It organises National Championships in wheelchair racing for its members
  • It organises season-long road and track Grand Prix competitions
  • It maintains and develops coaching resources for wheelchair racers
  • It helps in the creation of development of clubs for wheelchair racers
  • It organises regular training weekends and camps
  • It liaises with bodies for integration into mainstream athletics events
  • It prepares and selects athletes for International Teams and works alongside the UK Athletics World Class Programme in developing athletes to compete at Paralympic level

Dr Ian Thompson

Email: i-thompson@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.bwra.co.uk please also see www.tunnel2k.com

Please find below the membership form for the BWRA to download


Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport)

CP Sport promotes and seeks to increase opportunities for disabled people, in particular people with Cerebral Palsy, to participate in athletics. It provides sporting opportunities to individuals of all ages and at all levels from recreation through to Paralympic competition.

Sue Todd

Email: sue.todd@cpsport.org
Phone: 0115 925 7027
Website: www.cpsport.org/athletics

UK Deaf Athletics

UK Deaf Athletics is an organisation dedicated to providing training, competitions and information related to track & field, cross country, walking and road running athletics for deaf people interested in this exciting sport in the UK.

Contact: Janet Lishman
Email: janlishman@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ukdeafathletics.org.uk/ 


Dwarf Athletics Association (DAA)

DAA make regular sporting opportunity accessible and enjoyable to anyone and everyone of restricted growth in the United Kingdom. DDA promotes competitive sport for dwarf athletes and provides opportunities for dwarf athletes to train for and compete in the World Dwarf Games and the Paralympic Games

Tim Shephard

Email: timdaauk@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 07889 922736 / 01246 414238
Website: www.daauk.org

For more information on Dwarf conditions please download the form below

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Mencap Sport (England)

Mencap Sport was established in 1995 when Mencap took over the work of the English Sports Association for People with Learning Disability.

Mencap Sport works in three main areas:

  • Working with Governing Bodies of Sport and other sports providers to increase and improve opportunities at all levels, through training and partnership work
  • Organising a National Competition Programme and supporting gifted and talented athletes to train towards and compete in INAS-FID Competition (International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability)
  • Campaigning on issues of inclusions, including the UK School Games and Paralympic Games

Nick Parr

Email: sport@mencap.org.uk
Phone: 01924 234912
Website: www.mencap.org.uk/sport


UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA)

UKSA is the national charity which co-ordinates, promotes and develops sport for people with learning disability at UK and International level.

The UKSA’s activities include the following:

  • Membership of the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability (INAS-FID)
  • International Conferences
  • Supporting Home Country Associations

Email: info@uksportsassociation.org

Phone: 0207 490 3057

Fax: 0207 7251 8861

Website: www.uksportsassociation.org


WheelPower is the national disability sports organisation for wheelchair sport and provides sporting opportunities for men, women and children with physical impairments to take part in a number of sports, including athletics.

Based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, WheelPower organises a number of sports events at junior and adult level to introduce disabled people to sport.  These include the annual National Junior Games, Inter Spinal Unit Games and National Championships.

WheelPower supports both the British Wheelchair Athletics Association (BWAA) and British Wheelchair Racing Association (BWRA) through the provision of facilities for training and events at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.  WheelPower also provides information on accessing wheelchair sport and signposts both associations and UK Athletics for people interested in taking up athletics and wheelchair racing.

WheelPower’s Wheel Appeal aims to provide new sports wheelchairs to remove one of the major barriers to participation in wheelchair sport.

Contact :

Stoke Mandeville Stadium
Guttmann Road
Stoke Mandeville
HP21 9PP

Tel 01296 395995
Email info@wheelpower.org.uk