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Year-round sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities

We are the country’s largest provider of year-round sports training and competition programmes for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities in Great Britain. 

We are preparing to host our next National Games in Sheffield in summer 2017, click here or on the blue banner below to find out how you can get involved.   


Upcoming Sport Competitions

Date Event Location
15/12/2014 to 31/12/2015
  • Parachuting
  • The jump is free if you raise a minimum amount of sponsorship money (from £360, depending on the type of jump).

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There is 20 parachute centres across the UK: in Errol; Grange-over-Sands; Lancaster; Durham; Bridlington; Brigg; Nottingham; Whitchurch; Swansea; Horniton; Cornwall; Oxford; Cirencester; Salisbury; Swindon; Peterborough; Norwich; Cambridge; Norwich; Maidstone.
05/12/2015 Greenfields Centre, La Grande Route de St Martin, Jersey JE2 7GS
12/12/2015 Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SY

Do you want to play sports, at your own pace or level?


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The games will be held between

7-11 August 2017.

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