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!
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.
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.
Prince Harry has encouraged people to show their support for the world's best Para Athletes when the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 come to the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford from 14 to 23 July.
The North West region was delighted to lift the team trophy at this weekend's Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). More than 200 junior disabled competitors returned home with a superb mixture of medals and personal bests.
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.
On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Following eight regional qualifiers, the National Championships will take place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry where spectators will be able to spot future stars.
Organisers announce more than 230,000 tickets sold for World Para Athletics Championships London 2017
With three weeks to go until the start of the World Para Athletics Championships, organisers London 2017 Ltd have announced record sales with more than 230,000 tickets sold. Sales are bigger than all of the previous eight editions of the championships combined and the biggest ever outside of a Paralympic Games.
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.
One of those awarded a British Empire Medal in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours is Ros Cramp who volunteers much of her spare time with Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club, as well as giving her time freely to a number of other sports to support disabled people.