Mobility

Mobility

Useful contacts and links

Wheelpower

WheelPower-British Wheelchair Sport (referred to as WheelPower) is the national organisation for wheelchair sport in the UK. The organisation, established in 1948, became a registered charity in 1972 created to provide, promote and develop opportunities for disabled men, women and children to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport.

For over 50 years the charity has provided unique opportunities for sport to be used for rehabilitation, recreation and competition and was the founding organisation for the disability sports movement which led to the Paralympic Games.

A Rugby League page will be included on the new website in early 2013

Website: www.wheelpower.org.uk

 

BALASA – British Amputee and les Autres Association

An organisation set up to help and encourage amputees to get involved in sport and go on to represent their countries at international competitions. BALASA supports a wide range of disabled athletes including people who are blind &/or partially sighted, Deaf &/or hard of hearing, people with a spinal cord injury, people with Cerebral Palsy, persons who have paraplegia, a person with spina bifida, persons with polio, achondroplasia, osteogenisis imperfecta, osteoporosis, disabled persons affected by the drug, thalidomide, persons injured in road traffic accidents as well as learning disabled people. The association covers the following sports: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Cycling, Football, Golf, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Shooting and Volleyball. Again Rugby League is not a listed sport but the organization may be able to provide invaluable information contacts and support

Website: www.balsa.org.uk

 

Dwarf Sport Association UK

Aim to make regular sporting opportunity accessible and enjoyable to anyone and everyone of restricted growth in the United Kingdom

Website: www.dsauk.org

 

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport promotes and seeks to increase sport and physical recreational opportunities for people with a disability and especially those who have cerebral palsy

Website: www.cpsport.org

Email: info@cpsport.org

 

Izzy’s Busy

Is a charity set up to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. The charity is supported by some Rugby League players and clubs.

Website: www.izzysbusy.org.uk