Wheelchair Sport Extravaganza

We’re delighted to be involved in the delivery of the first ever Scottish Disability Sport National Wheelchair Sport Extravaganza which will be held in Stirling on Sunday 12th June.

This exciting, free event will be open to children, young people and adults in Scotland, enabling them to access 8 different manual wheelchair sports.

Further information and application forms are available at the SDS website.

Young Athletes Excel at Tayside Parasport Festival

From Scottish Disability Sport

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Young athletes with a range of physical disabilities and sensory impairments took part in Scottish Disability Sport’s ‘Tayside Parasport Festival’ at Dundee & Angus College, Dundee.

Coaches from Scottish Athletics, Badminton Scotland, Tennis Scotland, Scottish Swimming, and clubs from across the region including the Tayside Dynamos Powerchair Football Club, Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club, Arbroath Athletics Club, Discovery Swimming Club, and Dundee Boccia Club, delivered coaching sessions in a range of sports, ably assisted by HND Sports Coaching & Development students from Dundee & Angus College.

The event, run by Scottish Disability Sport and supported by Active Schools teams in Dundee, Angus, and Perth & Kinross, was a great opportunity for all the young athletes to have fun and try sports they may not have experienced before.

GB Boccia player Joshua Rowe, and Scottish wheelchair basketballer Gemma Lumsdaine of Dundee Dragons, were at the event giving expert coaching advice and inspiring our athletes of the future with their own personal experiences in sport.

Tina Gordon, SDS Tayside Regional Officer, commented, “It was great to see that we have such potential sporting talent throughout the Tayside Region, and I’m sure we will see many of the participants here today taking up sport in our local clubs.  The students from Dundee & Angus College have certainly put on an event which the young athletes have clearly enjoyed, and I know that Joshua and Gemma have inspired everyone with their experiences”

Ben Wins Perth & Kinross Disability Sports Person of the Year

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Up and coming basketballer Ben Leitch scooped the Disability Sports Person of the Year Award at this year’s Perth & Kinross Sports Awards.

Ben came to us just over a year ago; in that short space of time he has been selected for the Scotland U15 wheelchair basketball squad and is now preparing to compete in the National Junior Championships this Summer.

Ben is a key member of the Dragons-Phoenix U15 squad playing in the British Wheelchair Basketball Junior League and he will be travelling down to the University of Worcester Arena to play in the Finals in April.

Congratulations Ben!