With the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro fast approaching, it is anticipated that Scotland will have a large number of athletes competing as part of the Great Britain team. Para Sport has a much higher profile than ever before thanks to the London 2012 Paralympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This event will build on this legacy to ensure that people are aware of the opportunities across the country. The Wheelchair Sports Extravaganza has been introduced in 2016 in partnership with Wheelchair Sports Clubs, Stirling University and other national sporting governing bodies in Scotland.
The event is designed to allow people to experience a wide range of Wheelchair Sports delivered by some of the best clubs and coaches available in Scotland. We have selected activities where we have strong club links so participants can continue to enjoy and develop within the sports for many years to come. The Wheelchair Sports Extravaganza is about providing a range of opportunities for people who use a wheelchair for sport to try new and exciting sports and learn more about the pathways that are available throughout the country. Furthermore, the event will highlight the opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve at the highest level and hopefully inspire them to become our stars of the future. A selection of sports wheelchairs will be available for use at the event. This event is free and is being supported by Awards for All.
If you use a wheelchair for sport or know someone that would like to get involved in sport and would like to attend please register by telephoning Scottish Disability Sport on 0131 317 1130 or alternatively email [email protected].
Details of the Event
Venue: Gannochy Centre, Stirling University, FK9 4LA
Date: Sunday 12th June 2016
Time: 09.30 – 15.00
If you would like further information or would like to book a place telephone
0131 317 1130. Alternatively email [email protected].
Please note that booking is essential.
Please let us know which sports you would like to experience, and if you would like to continue the sport after the event. Whether your goal is the Paralympics or you are looking to access the health and social benefits of sport, Scottish Disability Sport Regional Managers will support you to find the sport of your choice in your area.