Disability Athletics News


Deaf Athletes take part in Deaflympics!

A team of British athletes took part in the 23rd Deaflympics Summer Games earlier this year in Samsun, Turkey. As deaf Sports are not part of the Paralympic Pathway they have their own IOC sanctioned Games with over 3,000 competitors from nearly 100 Nations taking part this year!

Try Para-Athletics at our Inspiration Days!

Throughout the Summer our Inspiration Clubs will be providing opportunities for disabled people to try athletics at their Inspiration Para Athletics Days. Inspired by the summer of sport and catering for all impairments, these days will provide a great introduction in to Para-Athletics for anyone wanting to try the sport for the first time or a fun day of athletics for those already participating.

Host a Para-Athletics Day at your club!

Passionate about everyone getting involved in our sport? Want to do something to celebrate and access a small grant to help? England Athletics and the Team Personal Best campaign (www.teampersonalbest.org) are inviting clubs to hold Inspiration Days (ParaAthletics Inclusive Days) to encourage their communities to get involved and try our sport this summer.

Inspiration Clubs announced

England Athletics and Team Personal Best are delighted to announce the Inspiration Clubs who will be leading the way in disability athletics and running this summer. The clubs are receiving a package of support and equipment to enhance their delivery of disability athletics and inclusive provision.

Queen's Birthday Honours for three of our athletics family

An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.