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Another Fantastic Year
Summer 2012 saw Sportability offering 50 Events (23 of those multi-sports events) creating over 500 free places for people with paralysis through 11 regions of the UK
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.
- 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.......
- Microlight Flying at Clench Common, nr Marlborough
Take to the Skies with Sportability Wednesday 23rd October 2013.
- Quadbiking & Archery - North Midlands this October
Quadbiking & Archery in the North Midlands -Sunday 20th October 2013. Click title to read more.......
- Brand New Multi-sport Mix in Kent
Quad Biking & Archery Tuesday 15th October 2013 with Outdoor Pursuits. 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.......
- BloKarting Session - Speed and Excitement - Last Chance this Season!
BloKart 'Taster' Day on 27th September 2013 just outside of March in Cambridgeshire. Click title to read more.......
- Another Fabulous Multi-Sports Day at Marwell Activity Centre
Quadbiking & Archery - Thursday 26th September 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.......