The WheelPower National Junior Games is an annual sports event held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement.
The Games are a great way for children with physical disabilities to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment, combining taster sessions with coaching and competition in a range of different age groups.
Current Paralympics GB stars Alfie Hewett (tennis), Jess Stretton (archery) and David Weir (athletics) took part in the National Junior Games on their road to success and thousands of children and young people have achieved sporting success and led a healthy active life as a result of taking part in this extraordinary event.
Who is the National Junior Games suitable for?
Physically disabled young people aged between 11-18.
What happens at WheelPower’s National Junior Games?
The National Junior Games is a residential sports event where young people have an opportunity to try a variety of wheelchair sports including; tennis, rugby, basketball, fencing, boccia, table tennis, badminton, powerchair football, rowing, shooting, canoeing, hand cycling, athletics, swimming, and archery.
The ethos of the Games is to “Achieve your Personal Best”. Participants will experience high-quality coaching from qualified coaches before taking part in fun challenges, with the aim being to achieve their personal best throughout the week.
Who looks after the young people?
Young people will attend as part of a school group or with a parent.
What is the cost?
- The entry fee for those not requiring accommodation will be £35 per person (2023 price)
- The entry fee is £75 (2023 price) for each competitor and member of staff/escort/parent
If you have any questions about the 2024 event please contact the WheelPower Sports Team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our FAQs.
Frequently asked Questions
Please find below a list of the common questions which we hope will help answer your query about the event:
Who is eligible to participate in the event?
All those with a physical disability aged 11-18
How much is the event?
Entry fee per parent/participant requiring accommodation = TBC
Entry fee per parent/participant without accommodation = TBC
How do I register for the event?
When is the deadline to register?
Entry forms must be submitted by TBC
Where is the accommodation?
All accommodation is on-site at the stadium
Is catering provided?
Yes! Catering is provided throughout the event and we ask any dietary requirements to be noted on the application form.
Where are the National Junior Games?
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP
Is the stadium accessible?
Stoke Mandeville is fully accessible to wheelchair users and has wet rooms and hoists available for those that require them.
How many participants can my school bring?
There is no limit on how many participants a school can bring to the event but if you are planning on bringing 20+ students please contact email@example.com
Is accommodation available for teachers?
Yes! 2 rooms are available per school
**Further accommodation information to note for schools**
If a teacher is required to dorm with a participant due to their needs, then this is done under the same rules and guidance as the schools when it comes to being alone with a student.
The dorms where the participants sleep and the hotel rooms where teachers stay are all in the same building and very close.
If I need a risk assessment or further school documentation signed by WheelPower where do I contact?
Please contact Conor Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any risk/safety documentation signed before signing up
Where can I find out more information?