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World Champion TriAthlete, Trish Deykin, joins the Sportability Family ... [see below]
Another Fantastic Year!
In 2013 we organised some 69 events in 11 regions around the UK. Many of these were multi-sports days (28), offering two activities such as sailing and canoeing or three e.g. quad-biking, archery, clay-pigeon shooting, with the one event.
Sportability, a registered charity, provides sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis around the UK. People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, MS and others, are able to participate in a whole range of sports - scuba diving, sailing, archery, angling, abseiling, quad-biking, gliding, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, land-yachting, wheelchair tennis and many more.
It is not about creating elite sportsmen and women. It is about trying something new and different. It is about the adrenaline rush, putting the buzz back into a life corralled by the wheelchair, taking the 'dis' out of disability and focusing on ability. To inspire the thought, "If I can do this, what else can I achieve?"
Dame Kelly Holmes MBE Double Olympic Champion says,
"I have seen how important sport can be in people's lives, both as athletes and fans. But the concept of using sport to rebuild a life shattered by paralysis adds another perspective. The work that Sportability does is not only fun, but it helps people to redefine themselves and achieve far beyond the confines of the wheelchair."
TV presenter and broadcaster Julia Bradbury endorses the Sportability ethos.
We're delighted to announce that tv presenter and broadcaster Julia Bradbury has also endorsed the Sportability ethos.
She says: In many of the challenges that I have undertaken both as a broadcaster and in my private life I have been taken well outside of my comfort zone. In fact it would be true to say that I have at times been terrified. I therefore can't imagine how it could be for someone with a disability, and particulary paralysis, to undertake equally challenging pursuits and activities.
World Champion TriAthlete, Trish Deykin, joins the Sportability Family ...
When I was first diagnosed with MS I was told to stop competing in triathlons. Nine years later and I'm the current British and World Champion in the Sprint Triathlon for my age group, and sixth female in the world overall.
Sport has helped me no end to deal with my diagnosis and disability............
I absolutely love what Sportability stand for. They offer a vast range of activities to try and you never know you may just get hooked on one of them...........
- Brand New for You - We have Quad-biking in the North West
We are delighted to announce a revival of our events programme for the North West. Click title to read more.......
- Quad-biking twinned with Archery in Kent
Quad Biking & Archery on Tuesday 28th October 2014 with Outdoor Pursuits. Click title to read more.......
- Quadbiking, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery this October
Multi-sports Event for East Midlands at the Lanager Kart & Quad Centre - October 2014. Click title to read more
- Multi-Sports Day at Priory Events Ltd - Thurs 23rd Oct '14
Quadbiking & Archery with the fantastic folks at Priory Events in Surrey. Click title to read more
- Multi-Sports Day at Adventure Sport Warwick - October 2014
Quad-biking, Crossbows & Clay Pigeon Shooting - Wednesday 22nd October 2014. Click title to read more.......
- Quadbiking & Clay Pigeon Shooting in Daventry - October 2014
Another Multi-sports Event for our new Central Region on Wed 22nd October. Click title to read more.......
- Shooting at Purbeck Shooting School - Another Date for 2014
Another date for the ever popular Shooting at Purbeck Shooting School in Wareham, Dorset. Click title to read more.......
- Sailing at Pitsford Water Saturday 20th September 2014
Sailing with Sailability in Northamptonshire at Pitsford Water. Click title to read more.......
- Archery & Canoeing at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
A Fantastic Twin-Event on Thursday 25th September 2014. Click title to read more.......
- Quadbiking, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery
Multi-sports Event for East Midlands at the Lanager Kart & Quad Centre. Click title to read more