Disability Sport NI
Disability Sport NI
Disability Sport NI is the main charity in Northern Ireland working with children, young people and adults with a disability who would like to get involved and take part in recreational and performance sport.
There are many different ways in which we work to make equality of access to sport for people with a disability a reality here in Northern Ireland.
The most important part of Disability Sport NI’s work is the development of regular participation opportunities for people with disabilities, ideally in their local area.
Disability Sport NI works closely with Sport Northern Ireland and key governing bodies of sport to ensure that our most talented disabled sports people have the same opportunity as non-disabled sports people to train, compete and excel in their chosen sport.
Sports Facility Access
Disability Sport NI provides a sport facility access audit & advice service, designed to encourage and support the development of sports facilities which are fully inclusive of people with disabilities. We also work closely with Sport Northern Ireland to ensure that all Sport Northern Ireland funded sports facilities meet optimum levels of good practice, in relation to inclusive use by people with disabilities.
Training & Education
Disability Sport NI runs a variety of training and sports leadership courses, all designed to provide coaches, sports leaders, club administrators, leisure services staff and teachers with the knowledge and practical skills they require to successfully include people with disabilities in sports and recreation programmes. Disability Sport NI currently runs courses which involve over 500 participants annually.
Information & Advice
Disability Sport NI provides an information and advice service on all aspects of sport and physical recreation for people with disabilities. This is crucially important to ensure that people with disabilities are aware of current sports and recreation opportunities.
Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm