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Disability Sport

The Healthy Living Team (Sport and Physical Activity) work with Disability Sport Wales.  We promote community sport and physical activity opportunities for disabled people.

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

  • Working to develop current opportunities
  • 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 at all levels

Community Opportunities

We have a Disability Sport Directory with clubs who offer inclusive or disability opportunities.  These clubs are also identified on the Sports & Physical Activity Clubs page.



Insport Accreditation

Disability Sport Wales (DSW) has developed the Insport programme. It supports partners in creating inclusive provision, opportunity and practices. This will allow disabled people to gain access to the level they need.


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 (Sport and Physical Activity), work with DSW to discover talented people. These talented people can join the #inspire programme by completing the #inspireform.

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


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


Disability sport relies on volunteers to run many sporting activities. Please give whatever time you can to help disabled children have the same chances as other children.


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


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