The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) (WDSA (UK)) in conjunction with Herts Disability Sport Hub and Hertfordshire County Council ran a fun and inclusive Tea Dance at Hatfield Leisure Centre on the 12th April 2016. The events were designed to promote and develop wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport for disabled people as well as […]

Linda Wilson has taken the decision to step down from the WDSA (UK)’s board as a trustee. She will still be involved in the day-to-day running of events and other projects within the WDSA (UK). Many involved with the WDSA (UK) know Linda, not just for her raspy Scottish accent, but for her excellent dancing […]

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) are delighted to announce that representing Team GB for Wheelchair Dance Sport in 2016 will be Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness who are set to compete in the 2016 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport approved competition in Finland on the 30th April and 1st May, 2016, and the 2016 IPC […]

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) are proud to announce that Gyles Brandreth has signed on to become a Patron. Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip – and a huge admirer of the work and achievements of the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association. A reporter on The One Show on BBC1 […]

For most of us, sport and activity is something we do for fun… so why is it out of reach for so many disabled people? The Guardian revealed this week that a recent poll, conducted for Leonard Cheshire Disability, has highlighted the fact that 47% of disabled adults had not completed 30 minutes or more of […]

The sprint wheelchair athlete says new PIP disability benefit cuts that have removed her eligibility for a car may scupper her chances of qualifying for the GB team in Rio Carly Tait, a sprint wheelchair racer, is four months away from trials to represent Great Britain at this summer’s Paralympics in Rio – but she […]

An event to help more disabled people find work has taken place in Worcester today – with the city’s MP hailing it a success. Robin Walker helped pull together ‘Disability Confident’, a networking-style event at the Guildhall which saw a series of employers and other organisations man stalls.  A steady stream of disabled people attended to […]

PHOTO: Kayah Guenther says dance has been a form of communication for him. (Supplied: Kate Holmes) Kayah Guenther has difficulty communicating verbally, but he has no trouble getting across a powerful message. For several years he has been using dance as a form of expression and communication — one that transcends language and overcomes barriers […]

Russian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country’s doping scandal. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. That report, published last month, detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia. The Russian Paralympic Committee is to […]

A brief history of doping in disability sport

This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at doping in the Paralympic, Deaflympic and disability sports movement. ` The history of doping and doping controls in disability sport dates back to the early 1980s.  This lagged behind Olympic and professional sport by about 10 to 20 years, with the first […]