• Jim Carter to serve as new charity Ambassador to Special Olympics GB

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    Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to announce that Jim Carter is to be a new ambassador for the charity which provides year-round sport for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

  • Together We Will...have fun

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    The campaign partners for Together We Will have released five top tips to support and encourage disabled people, their friends and family to have more fun and get active.

  • Special Olympics GB appoints Alistair Beverley as the charity‎'s new ‘FUNFitness’ Clinical Director

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    Special Olympics GB (SOGB) is delighted to confirm Alistair Beverley as the charity‎'s new Clinical Director for ‘FUNFitness’ – part of the organisation’s Healthy Athletes Programme.

  • Special Olympics Cornwall continues to grow and looks forward to National Games

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    Something significant is stirring in the deepest and beautiful South West of England where the athletes of Special Olympics Cornwall are building a growing club and looking forward to next year's Special Olympics GB National Games in Sheffield.


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    Boccia England announces the first National Boccia Day that will take place at sports clubs up and down the country on Saturday 17 September.

Year-round sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of a year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain and supports over 10,000 athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities on a continued basis.

Across, England, Scotland and Wales, approximately 27,000 regular sports coaching sessions of at least 1 hour each, are delivered locally each year by 140 accredited programmes across 28 different sports.

This coaching activity leads to an annual average of 100 all ability, inclusive sports competitions. Its competition pathways make Special Olympics Great Britain unique within the disability sports sector as it provides for athletes of all abilities, opportunities to compete and progress at local, regional, national and international levels.

This extensive programme is led by over 4,000 dedicated volunteers in a variety of sports coaching, administrative, event, logistic, fundraising and supporting roles.

For our athletes, excellence is personal achievement, a reflection of reaching one’s maximum potential – it is a goal to which everyone can aspire. For those Special Olympics athletes who attain an elite level in their sport, we signpost and support a pathway into Paralympics and other elite competitions.






Upcoming Sport Competitions

Date Event Location
30/09/2016 to 03/10/2016 Special Olympics Germany (Reit im Winkl)
02/10/2016 Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Leadmill Lane, Stratford, London, E20 3AD (Sat Nav Postcode: E10 5SQ)
02/10/2016 RDA Glasgow, Sandyflat, Caldercuilt Road, Glasgow, G23 SNA

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