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.”

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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!

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Activities by region

forthcoming events

february, 2024

01feb9:45 am3:00 pmTENPIN BOWLING AND LUNCH - FEB 20249:45 am - 3:00 pm Tenpin Bowling Castleford, Xscape Castleford, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TAEvent Type :Tenpin Bowling

07feb11:00 am1:30 pmFeaturedIndoor Skydiving in Manchester - 7th February 2024Exciting Indoor Skydiving Event with iFLY in Manchester11:00 am - 1:30 pm iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Manchester, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, 9 Trafford Way, Manchester, M41 7JAEvent Type :Skydiving

15feb12:00 pm3:00 pmIndoor Skydiving in London - 15th February 2024Get Booking!12:00 pm - 3:00 pm iFLY 02 London, Peninsula Square London SE10 0DXEvent Type :Skydiving

19feb11:15 am1:30 pmFeaturedTennis - Sports Wheelchairs Provided - 19th February 2024Within the Sportability Remit - Come and Take Part!11:15 am - 1:30 pm Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 4NJEvent Type :Tennis

21feb9:30 am1:00 pmTennis and Pickleball- Sports Wheelchairs Provided - 21st February 2024Within the Sportability Remit - Come and Take Part!9:30 am - 1:00 pm John Charles Centre for Sports, Leeds, South Leeds Stadium, Middleton Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5DJEvent Type :Pickleball,Tennis

23feb11:45 pm2:00 pmFeaturedTennis - QE Olympic Park - February 2024Within the Sportability Remit - Come and Take Part!11:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3ADEvent Type :Tennis

26feb11:00 am2:00 pmIndoor Skydiving aty iFLY Basingstoke -26th February 2024What an Experience!11:00 am - 2:00 pm iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Basingstoke, Basingstoke Leisure Park, Euskirchen Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6PGEvent Type :Skydiving

27feb12:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedSkydiving in Milton Keynes - 27th February 2024Get Booking!12:00 pm - 3:00 pm iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Milton Keynes, 602 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3XSEvent Type :Skydiving

Recent Posts

  • 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 […]
  • Jane our Yorkshire Area Organiser and all-round Superwoman is Fundraising for Sportability - 33 MILES FOR 33 YEARS FUNDRAISER On September 8th this year Sportability will have been running for 33 years. In honour of this milestone Jane is aiming to do 33 miles over a series of 5 rambles, hoping to raise some much need funds for Sportability. Jane’s Words:  “When I found Sportability in 2014, I was shown that life with a disability doesn’t mean a life with limits.  Words cannot adequately express what this charity means to me or how much it has positively changed both my attitude to and outlook on life” Take at look at Jane’s just giving page […]