Disability Sport

The Healthy Living Team work in partnership with Disability Sport Wales to promote quality community sport and physical activity opportunities for disabled people.

We aim to increase the number of disabled people who participate in sport and physical activity by :

  • Working in partnership to develop existing opportunities and create new clubs / opportunities where there is demand
  • Offering professional advice and support to organisations to help them become inclusive
  • Improving the quality and number of coaches and volunteers
  • Working closely with Disability Sports Wales to link to national initiatives
  • Creating new and developing existing opportunities for disabled people to compete in sport at local, regional and national level.

Community Opportunities

A Disability Sport Directory has been compiled which identifies clubs in the Vale who offer either inclusive or disability specific opportunities. These clubs are also identified on the Sports & Physical Activity Clubs page.



Insport Accreditation

Disability Sport Wales (DSW) has designed the Insport programmes to support partners in developing inclusive provision, opportunity and practices which will ensure that disabled people gain access to the level of participation/performance they require. 


We are supporting clubs to achieve the Insport accreditation. Clubs who have currently achieved this are:


  • Gold: YMCA Barry Gymnastics
    • Silver:

       Llantwit Major Shotokan Karate, Motion Control Dance, Barry Air Target Club


  • Bronze: Pen Y Bont SLSC, Penarth Karate Jutsu Kai, Special Olympics Golf, Special Olympics Kayaking
  • Ribbon: Red Dragon Juniors Netball, Barry Town Disability Football Club, Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club, Cowbridge Tennis Club, Vale and Penarth Junior Badminton Club, South Wales Bowls and Recreation Centre, Barry Junior Badminton Club, Celtic Capability Sailing, St Athan Golf Club.  


Supporting Talented Individuals

The Healthy Living Team, work in conjunction with DSW to identify talented individuals who can become competitive performers through the #inspire programme. We help spot individuals who may have the potential to progress to competitive opportunities aged 10 years and above, by referring individuals to the #inspire form 

Child throwing foam rocket


Gain sporting qualifications, valuable work experience and most importantly have fun whilst volunteering.


There are numerous opportunities to assist throughout the Vale from coaching, assisting a coach, being on a club committee or just taking membership fees for each session. You can give as much or as little time as you want, every bit of volunteering is gratefully received.


Disability sport relies on volunteers to run many of the sporting activities that disabled people can get involved with, so please give whatever time you can spare to help give disabled children in the Vale the opportunities every child deserves.


If you are interested in volunteering within the disability sport programme, please contact the cluster officer for your club.




Disability Sport Wales     British Wheelchair Sports     Sport Wales


RNIB    Wales Council for the Blind     Wales Council for the Deaf   


Welsh Sport Association     British Paralympics Association    British Blind Sport    Cerebral Palsy Sport