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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.
- Canoeing Down the Wye - Wednesday 14th May 2014
- Multi Motorsport Experience - May 2014
Announcing the first date this season for our fabulous Multi-sport Event in Kent. Click title to read more.......
- Brand New for South Yorks - A Fabulous Rifle & Pistol Shooting Event
Sportability are pleased to announce a new collaboration with The South Yorkshire Shooting Club. Click title to read more.......
- Multi-Sports Day at Adventure Sport Warwick - May 2014
Quadbiking, Crossbows & Clays - Wednesday 7th May 2014. Click title to read more.......
- Gliding in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 30th April 2014
Book and join us on Wednesday 30th April to take part in this exciting experience. Click title to read more.......
- A Fabulous Multi-Sports Day at Marwell this May
Quadbiking & Archery - Saturday 3rd May 2014 at Marwell Activity Centre. Click title to read more.......
- Microlight Flying - Thursday 1st May 2014
We are flying with APT in Wiltshire this May. Click title to read more.......>
- Gliding and Blokart Sailing - Tuesday 22nd April 2014
our first date this season for Gliding and Blokart Sailing in the Cotswold. Click title to read more.......
- Take to the Skies with Sportability - April 2014
Microlight Flying at Clench Common, near Marlborough - 8th April 2014. Click title to read more.......
- Another Fabulous Indoor Air Rifle & Small Bore Rifle Shooting Day!
Shooting at the famous Bisley Shooting Ground on Tuesday 25th March 2014. Click title to read more.......