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Wheelchair Rugby 

Still on a high from the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Then why not join the newest wheelchair rugby club in the country.  The West Country Hawks are the 8th wheelchair rugby club in the whole of England.  We are based in Plymouth at The Life Centre and Training is On Monday Evenings between 6pm and 7pm.  If you are interested then please contact Chris Perkins on 07766314262 or Email westcountryhawks@hotmail.co.uk

This film is a short documentary about the West Country Hawks, a Wheelchair Rugby side looking to progress into the National League and compete at the highest levels.  It portrays the story of the team and their ambition to succeed in the sport.


Blind Football - New Club

A new blind football club is offering free coaching in Devon. It is open to people of all ages and abilities. The club is being run by the Devon FA and one of the coaches invovled is England Blind Football international Keryn Seal. Please see the document below for more details and how to register.


Get Kids Going! is a National charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level.

To find out more about Get Kids Going and how you can get invovled please click the link below.

Disability Sport

As the County Sports Partnership we want to create opportunites for everyone to get involved in sport and physcial activity. We are working hard to ensure that we can help support and find activities and clubs where people with a disability can participate.

There are more and more sports clubs and events that are becoming avaliable for children and adults with disabilities to attend. We have created a directory of the sports clubs and disability clubs within Devon. Please click on the directory to the left to find a club near you, or click on a specific disability organisation below to find any of those local clubs near you.

Devon Ability Clubs

There seems to be a lack of disability sport provision across devon for young people. The aim of the Ability Clubs is to provide a place where children aged 11 - 18 can come and have a taster of lots of different disability sports to then hopefully move to a local club to continue if they have a specific passion for a certain sport. The clubs are also open to the childs family and friends if they want to bring them along to join in the fun.

To find out more about Ability Clubs and how to register click here.

Devon Ability Games to Inspire

This is a celebration event of disability sport in Devon where children with disabilities are invivted to attend a day where they play sports from frisbee golf to football and boccia. Its always a fun pakced day with lots happening all over the venue for the children to try. For more details on the Devon Ability Games to Inspire please click here.

Playground to Podium

Playground to Podium is a series of targeted interventions aimed at helping young disabled people progress from PE and community sport to high-level performance and competition. For more information on Playground to Podium please click here 

Plymouth Sports Academy

Plymouth Sports Academy (PSA) is run by an enthusiastic team of UCP Marjon graduate sports coaches and teachers. PSA manages, develops and sustains accessible sport and physical education activities for disadvantaged children, vulnerable adults and the wider community. The PSA team also deliver and support physical education in schools, community centres and clubs.

PSA deliver lots of sessions for disabled children and adults including boccia, football, rugby and many more. Please see thier latest newsletter for more details on the projects they are runnung.

For more details and information please contact Dan Pengelly on info@plymouthsportsacademy.org.uk

Plymouth Disability Sports Club

A new club is due to launch in Plymouth for people with learning disabilities. Special Olympics Plymouth and District will officially launch their new sports club for people with learning disabilities on Wednesday 28th September 2011, at 7pm, at the Plymouth YMCA Kitto Centre.

For more details please contact Hannah Colston - Email Hannah

Coaching Deaf Footballers

The FA Coaching Deaf Footballers workshop (CDeF) course is designed to provide football coaches and teachers ideas and practices for the inclusion of deaf players in football sessions within mainstream or impairment specific sessions. Whilst also providing coaches and teachers with a background knowledge to relevant deaf awareness.

It’s a great course for anyone already working with deaf players or for anyone who would like to support deaf players get involved in the game

Please see the attached document for more details.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics has become a very important partner to us in the work we are doing with disability sport. Special Olympics Plymouth and District is a very important club in the community and there are plans to have more clubs like this around the county. To find out more about the special olympics please visit the website: www.specialolympics.org.uk

Below are some links to useful disabiity sport websites for your information. Just click on the organisation you wish to find out more about.

British Blind Sport                                 Cerebral Palsy Sport                    

UK Deaf Sport                                      Devon Disability Tennis            

Devon FA Disability Football                   Dwarf Sports Association

Handigolf                                             Inclusive Fitness Initiative            

Mencap                                                Wheelchair Children                

Whiz Kidz                                             Wheel Power

International Paralympic Committee       1st For Tennis

British Wheelchair Racing Association      Therapy Directory                                     


For more information on disability sport in Devon please contact the Active Devon Office on: active@devon.gov.uk