Recent Active Lives Survey data shows that adults with a disability in England are almost twice as likely to be physically inactive, compared with those without a disability. This national trend is reflected here in Wiltshire and Swindon, with 36.8% of those with a disability or long term health condition doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week, compared to 20.2% of adults with no disability. Additionally, adults with three or more impairments are more than twice as likely to be inactive.
National Junior Games 2024
Registration for WheelPower's National Junior Games is now open!
For those of you not familiar with our National Junior Games, it is a residential event for physically disabled students aged between 11-18. The event has been taking place for over 30 years and it attracts schools from all across the country. There will be over 20 different sports on offer for students to try at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Buckinghamshire, the Birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. Further information can be found on our website: www.wheelpower.org.uk/activities/national-junior-games
Please find attached the following:
- Registration Guidance Notes
- School Registration Form
- Individual Registration Form (for children attending with a parent/carer)
- Media Consent Form
- Promotional poster
This year we are operating on a first come, first served basis in terms of accommodation. We have capacity for just six schools in our dormitories.
As a charity, this event relies solely on fundraising donations from Trusts and individuals. In order that these funds continue to support our good work, we kindly ask that you follow the requests below:
- The deadline for registrations will be Friday 31 May 2024 with no extension or amendments after that date
- Places will not be confirmed until a complete registration form is received
- Incomplete registration forms will be returned and places cannot be reserved with an email request
- Payment will be taken for all students submitted as of 31 May, regardless of whether they attend
- No students can be added after the deadline of 31 May
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com and a member of the Sport Team will get back to you.
If you are unable to attend this event, and are looking for something a little closer to home, please check out our one day Sport Festivals here:www.wheelpower.org.uk/activities/sports-events
Support to Get Started
If you'd like to be more active but are stuck on where to start, the guide below from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and Disability Rights UK contains plenty of information and advice to help.
We work with a range of local and national organisations to ensure that sport and physical activity is accessible to people of all ages with physical, sensory, and learning disability living in our county.
We provide a range of funded programme support and events to develop and promote opportunities for people with disabilities.
Our largest programme is Get Out Get Active (GOGA), which we deliver in partnership with the Activity Alliance and local organisations here in Wiltshire. The programme supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together, through a range of inclusive activities.
We also work with a range of partner organisations to promote opportunities for disabled people of all ages to be active.