The Wiltshire WheelPower Sports Festival is an inclusive event for anyone over the age of 5 years with a physical disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

Join us in Tidworth to try a variety of wheelchair sports … If you have any questions regarding this event please give us a call on 01296 395995 or email the Sports team via sport@wheelpower.org.uk

Date/Time:

February 2025 *TBC* Registration is from 9.30am and the festival will finish at approximately 3.00pm.

Location

Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Rd, Tidworth SP9 7QN (Directions)There is plenty of free accessible parking on site. The venue has accessible toilets and changing facilities.

Cost:

We ask for a minimum donation of £5 to attend this event. With your donation we will continue to support physically disabled people to access sport.

Lunch:

A packed lunch will be provided for participants only. There is a café on site for parents/carers/teachers to purchase lunch.

Who is the Festival for?

WheelPower’s Sports Festival is open to anyone with a physical disability, from the age of 5 years to Adult. Please note that activities will be split into appropriate age groups.

If any siblings want to attend as well to enable them to take part in the activities together then they are more than welcome – just let us know.

“Everyone was so friendly and I would definitely recommend these sports festivals to anyone who wants to try out some wheelchair sports, meet like minded people and just have a good day out. I loved trying basketball, tennis, and the fencing was really good too. Thank you WheelPower for coming to Wiltshire, I’m already looking forward to the next one!” Emily, 32 from Winchester

Sports and activities:

  • The Festival will include a variety of wheelchair sports. Confirmed sports in 2024 included Wheelchair Rugby (Solent Sharks) Table Tennis, Badminton, Golf (The Golf Trust) and Boccia (Boccia England)
  • These activities ​are all about having fun, learning new skills and receiving coaching – this may include a small element of competition but this is optional.
  • Everyone will be welcomed to take part and the sports and activities will be suitable for you at a level at which you will feel comfortable.
  • Each sport will last for 40 minutes but people can go at their own pace and have rests when needed.
  • All of our sports coaches have lots of experience in delivering activities to people who have different impairments and needs.
  • All people attending can discuss their needs and support with the Event Manager and sport coaches in a safe and private environment before starting an activity.
  • For some of the sports at the festival you will be required to use your own wheelchair. Please ensure, if applicable, that you bring a chair that you are willing to use in activities at the Festival. WheelPower’s sports wheelchairs will be available for certain sports.

“Ted lives for sport and is a very active child. He was so excited about coming along today and had been counting down the days. He had a great time and said afterwards that it was ‘the best day of his life’. Not only has he loved playing the games and trying a sports wheelchair but it’s also been good to meet people and he’s made lots of new friends.” Parents of Ted, 7 from Devizes