Our Mission

Sportability brings sport and challenging pursuits to people with paralysis. Our aim is to take the ‘dis’ out of disability and focus on ability.

35+ years of experience

From a single event in 1989, we now organise dozens of events offering around 1,000 free places, across 15 regions of the UK each year.

FAQ/ What people say

“I’m not a sports fanatic or anything, but there really is no better way to build a life worth living after paralysis. I can tell you that from the heart.”


All events are free of charge to people within our remit, but we have to work hard to fund this ideal.  Find out how you can help.  Please!

Welcome To Sportability

The world of Sportability sees people getting out of their wheelchairs, off their crutches and sticks and into canoes, gliders, microlights or sailing boats.

Whether quadbikiing or BloKart sailing, shooting shotguns, air rifles and pistols, or bows and crossbows, it’s about turning their back on ‘disability’ and JUST DOING IT!

Find Activities

Activities by region

forthcoming events

july, 2024

03jul11:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedGliding in Suffolk - July 2024Fantastic Airborne Experience with the Essex Gliding Club11:30 am - 3:00 pm Essex Gliding Club, Ridgewell Airfield, Ashen Road, Ashen, Sudbury, Essex, CO10 8JUEvent Type :Gliding

03jul2:00 pm6:00 pmPower Boating in Yorkshire - JulyWetwheels in Whitby2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wetwheels, Marina Office, Off Langbourne Road, Whitby, YO21 1YWEvent Type :Power Boating

04jul10:00 am1:00 pmFeaturedArchery and Quad-biking - Adventure Sport - July 2024Get Booking!10:00 am - 1:00 pm Adventure Sports Ltd, Wedgnock Rifle Range, Wedgnock Lane, Warwick, CV35 7PXEvent Type :Archery,Quadbiking

05jul11:30 am3:30 amFeaturedCanoeing near Norwich - 5th July 2024A Beautiful Day on the Water11:30 am - 3:30 am Norwich Canoe Club, Whitlingham Boathouse, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse Newton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8TREvent Type :Canoeing

11jul10:30 am1:00 pmCanoeing - Leeds - July 2024waiting to welcome you10:30 am - 1:00 pm Leeds Activity and Sailing Centre, Cemetery Road, Leeds, LS19 7UREvent Type :Canoeing

11jul11:30 am2:30 pmClay Pigeon Shooting & Target Shooting - 11th July 2024Sporting Targets are waiting to Welcome Sportability 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Sporting Targets, Knotting Lane, Riseley, Bedfordshire, MK44 1BXEvent Type :Shooting

16jul10:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedGliding in our Bristol and Glos Region - 16th July 2024The Thrill of Silent Flight10:30 am - 3:00 pm Cotswold Gliding Club, Aston Down Airfield, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucester, GL6 8HXEvent Type :Gliding

18jul1:30 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSailing at Spinnaker SC with New Forest Sailability - 18th July 2024Booking Now!1:30 pm - 4:00 pm New Forest Sailability, Spinnaker Sailing Club, Blashford Lake, Ivy Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3LYEvent Type :Sailing

25jul11:00 am4:30 pmFlying with Lydd Aero Club Aerobility - 25th July 2024An Amazing Experience!11:00 am - 4:30 pm Aerobility Lydd, Lydd Airport - London Ashford, Romney Marsh TN29 9QLEvent Type :Flying

25jul11:30 pm3:30 pmFeaturedPaddleboarding in Yorkshire - 25th July 202411:30 pm - 3:30 pm SUP Active Yorkshire, Ellerton Lake Ellerton Park Richmond DL10 6APEvent Type :Paddle Boarding

29jul10:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedGliding in our Bristol and Glos Region - Two Summer DatesThe Thrill of Silent Flight10:30 am - 3:00 pm Cotswold Gliding Club, Aston Down Airfield, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucester, GL6 8HXEvent Type :Gliding

Recent Posts

  • “The Sweat was Pouring off My Hands!”: Jo’s “Incredible Day” of Powered Flying at Tatenhill Airfield - A day of powered flying at Tatenhill had Jo Frank exclaiming; “The sweat was pouring off my hands!” “What an absolutely incredible day! I’m speechless and still buzzing after the flying at Tatenhill”, Jo reported of the Sportability event last Friday 7th June in Tatenhill near Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. The instructor seems to have proved a big hit, too: “The instructor was fabulous and everyone so friendly and welcoming. The concentration required in the cockpit was awesome.” “She’s all yours!” Jo continued; “One of the best moments was when we hit turbulence flying over Carsington Water, and the sweat […]
  • Anyone for Tennis? - Fancy doing something different in March? Yes – well you have a choice of not one but three Fabulous Tennis Events. Take a look at the list below and click for full details of each event. As we always say, if you can get there Be There! Kent – 5th March Bedford – 15th March Hertfordshire – 27th March Book your place today and don’t miss out! You are all welcome to come along We’d love to welcome you, so if you want to join any of these events please contact Valerie at info@sportability.org.uk Best Wishes, The Sportability Team Please […]
  • Rookery Re-vitalised - After a three-year absence, Rookery Park Golf Club once again hosted The Sportablility Golf Classic fundraising day on Friday 26th May.  And what a day it was! Fifteen teams competed for the stylish, David Whiteside trophy in fabulous sunshine on a pristine course.  Rookey Park GC holds the unique distinction of being the first ever supporter and fundraiser of Sportability – a relationship that goes back an amazing 34 years. And the newly formed organising group excelled in not only putting on a great tournament but raising in excess of £7,000 for our Charity.    Heartfelt thanks to all involved. 
  • SPORTABILITY AT 02 LONDON FOR INDOOR SKYDIVING - Yes, iFLY have a brand new London location and they welcomed Sportability [just after their opening] in May. Eight of our members came along for this Fabulous, Exhilarating Experience.  What a day it was…. Look out for upcoming dates and make sure to book.