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Disabled Sports
Monday 10 March 2014 09:50
With the success of the 2012 London Paralympic Games and the Winter Games in Sochi the world of disabled sports has seen a dramatic rise in profile for both the sports and the athletes taking part in them. At Scoota Mart we are keen to promote disabled sports and support them wherever we can. We also congratulate all our paralympic athletes on the incredible success in both London and Sochi. It is known that only 20% of disabled people are regularly active and we would encourage anyone to take up a disabled sports if they feel they are able to. Local community groups are a good starting point to see what is happening in your area and the English Federation of Disabled Sport (EFDS) website also has a wealth of information and links to regional websites that promote disabled sport.

Almost anyone with a disability can take part in disabled sports and there is a tool on the Lancashire Sport website which, once you have given it details on your disability, will tell you which disabled sports you could take part in. I think you will be surprised at the choice and diversity of sports available!

Also for those of you near our head office in Preston we have learnt of a initiative with The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and Springfields Football Club to raise the awareness of Powerchair football. They will be putting on an event on Saturday 12 April 10:00 - 14:00 to introduce people to disabled football. There will be powerchairs available on the day to try the sport in and qualified FA coaches. This is a friendly introductory session so all are welcome to attend.

You need to book to get a place so for more information on this you can contact Rob Taylor at UCLAN at RTaylor10@uclan.ac.uk