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 […]

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

Spinal Cord Injury is devastating at any age but has the advantage that skills and sports have already been learnt. You might be surprised to know that dance is becoming a popular pastime and a sport both in the U.K and other countries for wheelchair users. It has been possible to train to teach dance […]

Glitz and Glamour at the Suomi Open

The glitz and glamour of wheelchair dance continued with the second event of the season at the Suomi Open in Lohja, Finland. Beauty was abound as dancers took to the floor to strut their stuff for the judges. Incredible talent was on display along with technical skills of the very highest standard. The Ukrainian world […]

Success for Team GB!

Without doubt, the GB team at the 2016 Invictus Games did their country proud. They went into battle and came out as winners.   Team GB successfully won 131 medals across the whole of the games, in sports such as wheelchair tennis, swimming and athletics. Our men and women won 49 gold, 46 silver and […]

Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness travelled to Lohja, just outside Helsinki in Finland last weekend to represent Great Britain at the IPC Suomi Open Championship. The competition organised by the Finnish Wheelchair Dance Association was the first international competition to be organised in Finland and comprised of the Suomi Open Championship, the Finnish National Championship and […]

Invictus Games Opening Ceremony 2016

The Invictus Games were opened in Orlando on Sunday (8th) with an amazing and rousing show. The show began with the teams coming into the venue country by country. To see so many countries getting involved was wonderful. Soldiers from across the world united in their need for sport and its healing powers, in so […]

‘The Church needs to approach people with disabilities less in terms of inclusion and more in terms of ‘communion’, writes Liam Waldron, (The Irish Catholic).   Recent changes in thought and the introduction of disability-specific legislation across Europe have challenged traditional understandings of the nature of and response to disability. One important aspect that receives little […]