Links

Useful Sporting Links

Sport Northern Ireland sportni.net/get-active/people-with-disabilities
Sport Northern Ireland is the leading public body for the development of sport in Northern Ireland.

Active Living: No Limits 2016-2021 sportni.net/sportni
A plan to improve health and wellbeing for people with a disability in Northern Ireland through participation in sport and active recreation

Disability Sport NI dsni.co.uk
Disability Sport NI is the main charity in Northern Ireland working with children, young people and adults with a disability who would like to get involved and take part in recreational and performance sport.

  • Talent identification dsni.co.uk/performance-sport/talent-id
    The Disability Sport NI Performance team works closely with Sport NI, UK and Irish Sporting organisations along with National Governing Bodies of Sport to develop a Talent Identification Programme to ensure that talented athletes are recognised and progressed further in their sport.

  • Training & Education dsni.co.uk/training-education
    Disability Sport NI has a range of training courses and education initiatives on offer across all parts of Northern Ireland. Disability Sport NI also trains coaches, sports leaders and teachers to help children and adults with disabilities get involved with and take part in sport.

Paralympics Ireland paralympics.ie
Leading elite Irish athletes with a disability to Paralympic Games success

Paralympics GB paralympics.org.uk
The British Paralympic Association, or the BPA has a responsibility to select, prepare, enter, fund and manage the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the Paralympic Games. This team is known as ParalympicsGB.

Paralympic Games paralympic.org
Official website of the Paralympic Movement

Sport Ireland sportireland.ie/Participation/Sports_Inclusion
Sport Ireland plans, leads and co-ordinates the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All inclusivepe.org.uk
Inclusive PE Training Programme

Sporting Organisations

BasketballBasketball

Wheelchair Basketball niknightswbc.co.uk
The Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club has a number of teams playing at various levels from beginner to elite level for players of all age groups split between junior and senior players.

Gaelic FootballGaelic Football

Ulster GAA ulster.gaa.ie/coaching-old/special-needs
The aim of the Ulster Special Needs programme is to work in partnership with other agencies and organisations to enhance the physical health and social wellbeing of people with a disability, whilst simultaneously promoting social inclusion through participation.

RugbyRugby

IRFU Disability Rugby irishrugby.ie/club/disability_rugby
In order to support the development of disability rugby and to promote opportunities for people with a disability to access the game, the IRFU formed a Disability Sub-Committee in January 2015 to implement the IRFU Disability Programme.

Ulster Rugby ulsterrugby.com/rugby-in-ulster/club/disability-rugby
Tag rugby for people with learning disabilities through sport aims to help develop social and team skills and promote fun and enjoyment.

SoccerSoccer

Irish Football Association irishfa.com/taking-part/disability-football
The IFA's aim is to ensure that all disabled people have the opportunity to take part in football activities and are able to fulfil their potential in the area of their choice.

Football Association of Ireland fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/football-for-all-programme
Football For All Programme: This programme has as its central aim the delivery of football opportunities to people who may not ordinarily get a chance to play the ‘beautiful game’.

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Ulster Tennis ulstertennis.co.uk/players/wheelchair
Wheelchair Tennis information