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Disability Sports are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities (also known as learning disabilities). As many disabled sports are based on existing able bodied sports, modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports. However, not all disabled sports are adapted; several sports that have been specifically created for persons with a disability have no equivalent in non-disabled sports.

An Overview of Disability Sport

There are various organisations and clubs who offer sporting opportunities for disabled people in Glasgow. These opportunities may vary from Boccia to Wheelchair Basketball to Disability Swimming and intend to cater for all.

Events featured in the Paralympic Games includes: archery, athletics, boccia, cycling, equestrian, football, goalball, judo, powerlifting, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

Benefits

Being physically active is a lifestyle choice proven to provide social and personal benefits. Physical activity boosts the immune system, provides natural pain relief, improves strength and balance, and can also help to build confidence and reduce stress.

Involvement

Glasgow Sport have a wide range of Disability Sport opportunities and sessions can be viewed on the Get Involved tab on this page. If you would like further information on other opportunities then we have clubs that offer disability sport and Glasgow or Scottish Disability Sport will be able to assist.

Facts

The founder of the Paralympic Games was Dr Ludwig Guttmann who in 1948, set up competitions for disabled people to coincide with the London Olympic Games.

Find Disability Sport Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Disability Sports

Wed, 14 Feb 2018

A fun and exciting way for young people with additional support needs to spend their holiday. Parents, guardians and carers are well welcome to join in the fun with a wide range of activities.

People Make Glasgow Healthier

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

There’s lots of ways to get active and local community and sports centres are a great space to start. If getting outdoor is more your thing, you could even try a local walking group in a park.

Social Activities

Mon, 13 May 2019

Being active is a great way to meet new people, get to know them and make new friends. Family based activity, walking groups, sports clubs and group fitness classes are a good place to start as they a

Glasgow Sport - Adult Disability Sessions

Glasgow Sport is dedicated to providing a wide range of opportunities to adults in Glasgow who have a physical, learning or sensory disability. Our aim is to encourage and promote sport.

Glasgow Sport - Child Disability Sessions (5-15 yrs)

Glasgow Sport is dedicated to providing a wide range of opportunities to children in Glasgow who have a physical, learning or sensory disability. Our aim is to encourage and promote sport.

Para Football

Our sessions will provide skill and fitness-focused football training sessions in a fun, social atmosphere as well as enjoying the game of football itself.

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport Cohesion Team

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport Disability Sport Team
Contact Email
disabilitysport@glasgowlife.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 287 0977

Scottish Disability Sport

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport Disability Sport Team
Contact Email
admin@scottishdisabilitysport.com
Contact Telephone
0131 317 1130

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub is an area based hub, with facilities and activities taking place in Easterhouse Sport Centre and Easterhouse Phoenix Community Centre. There is a wide range of activity on offer.

Movement Park

Based in our converted warehouse in Whiteinch, Movement Park is an innovative multi-activity facility, delivering a wide range of movement competency based activities that will provide a strong solid base for life-long participation in sport.

Craigholme Community Sports Hub

Set on the outskirts of the scenic Pollok Park, Craigholme Sports Complex is a purpose built, modern facility which is used by Craigholme School and local groups all year round for a wide range of physical activities and events.

Para Football

Para Football

Our new Para Football sessions welcome players who have a wide range of additional support needs including physical, learning and sensory disabilities.

Para Football

Para Football

Our new Para Football sessions welcome players who have a wide range of additional support needs including physical, learning and sensory disabilities.

Barchester Charity Foundation - Reconnecting Disabled people with Local Community

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2019.