10 Years!

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) is celebrating 10 years of wheelchair and inclusive dance and is calling for local dance groups to get more involved with the disability community, following the national gala held on the 25th June at Stratford Circus Art Centre. The black tie event which had over 80 people attend was […]

Wheelchair Curling Loses Funding

    Team GB has taken a massive blow this week, with wheelchair curling losing its Paralympic funding. The sport, which was first introduced during the 2000 World Handi Ski Championship in Crans Montana Switzerland, has been going from strength to strength over the last 16 years. Initially, Switzerland and Sweden were the only countries […]

Rio 2016: Medal Designs Revealed

  The closer it gets, the more excited we become, and this week, we were blown away by the release of the 2016 Rio Paralympics medal designs. So much thought and effort has gone into creating these 2,642 Paralympic medals: 877 gold, 876 silver and 889 bronze, and we think that they really do reflect […]

Source: Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News Doug Paulley could not get on a FirstGroup bus after a woman with a pushchair refused to move. A wheelchair user who says bus firms should make able-bodied people move from buses’ disabled spaces has taken his case to the Supreme Court. Doug Paulley was told he could not […]

Inés San Martín June 12, 2016 VATICAN CORRESPONDENT   Pope Francis delivers his speech at a special audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, June 11, 2016. Pope Francis met disabled people participating in a meeting promoted by Italian Episcopal Conference. (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)     In a special Mass for persons with […]

The wheelchair dance sport association (WDSA) will be hosting a gala dinner in Stratford this month as it celebrates its 10th anniversary as a charitable organisation. Patrick McGeough, CEO of WDSA UK, said the gala, which includes a three course meal, is a celebration of all the hard work they’ve undertaken in 10 years as […]

Congratulations are due to David Weir, pioneer of wheelchair racing, for breaking yet another sporting record. Weir competed in the Westminster Mile on Sunday and made world history by breaking through the 3-minute mile barrier. In a time of 2 minutes and 57 seconds, he smashed all previous records and knocked 6 seconds of his […]

Paracanoe World Championships

Team GB won six medals in the Paracanoe World Championships in Duisburg, Germany this week. Paracanoeing will make its Paralympics debut in Rio this summer. It is a fast paced and exciting sport that is overseen by the International Canoe Federation. There are two types of canoe, Kayaks, propelled by a double-blade paddle, and outrigger […]

Great Manchester Run

This weekend was the Great Manchester Run 2016 and hundreds of thousands of entrants took part. It’s a 10k course and is one of the most popular runs in the UK. It was conceived as a Manchester Commonwealth Games legacy event in 2003 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. 300,000 people […]