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Disability sports listings

Most sports organisations actively encourage disabled people to get involved. The list of organisations below is by no means exhaustive. 

Sport-specific organisations


The British Disabled Angling Association supports disabled people of all ages and abilities to get into fishing in the UK.


The British Wheelchair Archery Association supports archers with all impairments from grassroots to elite level with expert advice and coaching. 


If you’re looking to start in athletics, Parallel Success offers great opportunities for disabled athletes.


England Badminton Players Association for Disabled aims to get more disabled people into badminton at any standard or level.


Boccia England is responsible for all aspects of the sport, from beginner to expert, providing for all levels of participation.


Disability Bowls England aims to be the first port of call for anyone with a disability looking to get into bowls.


Organisations working to boost participation in cricket include the English Cricket Board, the Cricket Federation for People with Disabilities and the England Cricket Association for the Deaf.


Organisations helping disabled people get into cycling include Cycling UKHand Cycling Association UK and Companion Cycling.


If you enjoy dancing for fun or to stay active, find a disability dance class near you with Para Dance UK.


Find out where you can play disability football near you using the Football Association’s Play Football section and the Disability football directory.


Look up clubs and find out more about getting into disabled fencing with British Disabled Fencing.


Visit Goalball UK to find out more about the sport and how to get involved.


Golf organisations supporting and promoting disability golf are listed on England Golf’s disability section.


Find an accessible gymnastics club near you using the British Gymnastics website.

Horse riding

Find a riding group near you using the Riding for the Disabled Association website.


Find training opportunities near you from The Disability Karate Foundation website.


Find out how to get into adaptive rowing at British Rowing.


Find an accessible sailing venue near you on the Royal Yachting Association website.


Look up accessible shooting clubs on the Disabled Shooting Project website.

Sledge hockey

Find out how to get into sledge hockey with the British Sledge Hockey Association.

Snow sports

Find a local ski group, book lessons and find skiing activities near you at Disability Snowsports UK.

Strength and flex

Improve your strength and flexibility with this 5-week exercise plan. Not adapted for wheelchair users.


Find a swimming pool near you with disability access and local disability swimming clubs at swimming.org

Table tennis

Table Tennis England works to increase the number of disabled people who take part in table tennis.


Find out about how to take part in tennis if you have a disability with the Tennis Foundation.


Find a sitting volleyball centre near you using the Volleyball England website.


Several websites provide information about local walking groups for the disabled, such as Disabled Ramblers and Walking for health.

Wheelchair basketball

Find a club near you and all you need to know about wheelchair basketball with British Wheelchair Basketball.

Wheelchair rugby

If you want to give wheelchair rugby a try, find your local wheelchair rugby club on the GB Wheelchair Rugby website.

National bodies

Back Up – supporting people with spinal cord injury

British Amputee & Les Autres Sports Association

British Blind Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Dwarf Sports Association UK

LimbPower – supporting amputees and people with limb impairments to reach their sporting potential

Mencap Sport – supporting people with a learning difficulty

Metro Blind Sport

Special Olympics GB – supporting people with learning disabilities

Transplant Sport

UK Deaf Sport

UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability

WheelPower – supporting wheelchair sport

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