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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.
- 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.......
- A Fabulous Rifle & Pistol Shooting Event Jan 2014!
A morning of Shooting at the Hurn Rifle & Pistol Club in Bournmouth. Click title to read more.......
- A Fabulous Indoor Air Rifle & Small Bore Rifle Shooting Day - Feb 2014
This February at the famous Bisley Shooting Ground. Click title to read more.......
- Multi Sport Event - Bristol and Glos - 6th Nov 2013
Another Combo of Quadbiking twinned with Archery Click Title to read more.......
- Gliding and Blokarting - Tuesday 29th October 2013
Here is our October date for Gliding & Blokarting in the Cotswolds.
- A Fabulous Indoor Shooting Day in November!
The first of our "Winter" season events at the famous Bisley Shooting Ground. Click title to read more.......
- Shooting with Christchurch Gun Club, Dorset on Sunday 13th October 2013
We are delighted to announce our October date - Sunday 13th October 2013 ! Click title to read more.......
- Canoeing Event at the Bewl Water Lamberhurst, Kent
Canoeing and Kayaking - Saturday 21st September 2013. Click Title to read more.......
- Multi-sports Event for East Midlands - Sept 2013
Quadbiking, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery - 15th September 2013. Click title to read more.......