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.

30 + 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

may, 2024

02may11:30 am2:30 pmFeaturedQuad-biking and Archery - Bristol - May 2024Get Booking11:30 am - 2:30 pm Bristol Activity Centre, Hollywood Lane, Cribbs Causeway, Bristo,l South Gloucestershire, BS10 7TWEvent Type :Quadbiking,Shooting

04may1:30 pm4:00 pmFabulous Shooting Event - 4th May 2024A Very Special afternoon in Dorset1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Hurn Rifle & Pistol Club, Building 87 North East Sector, Bournemouth International Airport, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6NEEvent Type :Shooting

07may10:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedRambling at Pugneys Country Park - 7th May 2024Mountain Trikes10:30 am - 3:00 pm Experience Community, Pugneys Water-sports Centre, Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7BNEvent Type :Mountain Trikes & Bikes

14may12:00 pm3:00 pmSailing with Bolton Sailability - May 2024Booking Now!12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bolton Sailing ClubEvent Type :Sailing

21may11:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedSailing with Wealden Sailability - 21st May 2024We are Sailing in Kent in May - Booking Now!11:00 am - 3:00 pm Chipstead Sailing ClubEvent Type :Sailing

23may10:30 am3:00 pmGliding in our Bristol and Glos Region - 23rd May 2024Make sure to Book...10:30 am - 3:00 pm Cotswold Gliding Club, Aston Down Airfield, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucester, GL6 8HXEvent Type :Gliding

30may1:30 am4:00 pmFeaturedSailing at Spinnaker SC with New Forest Sailability - 30th May 2024Booking Now!1:30 am - 4:00 pm New Forest Sailability, Spinnaker Sailing Club, Blashford Lake, Ivy Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3LYEvent Type :Sailing

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • RIP Glyn : Sportability friend extraordinaire…… - Glyn Bishop 1944 –2022  It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of a remarkable man and Sportability friend extraordinaire, Glyn Bishop.  Glyn has been a supporter of our Charity since its inception.  He held the first ever fundraising event for the Charity – a golf tournament at Rookery Park Golf Club – in 1989 and, Covid years excepted, he has run one every year since!  He tried to “retire” from running the Rookery Park event, handing the reins over to his best pal Deryck, but then took over the organisation of the Dereham Golf Club event […]