Yorkshire WheelPower Sports Festival

Event Details


30 January 2025
9:30am to 3:00pm




English Institute of Sport (EIS) Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

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The Yorkshire WheelPower Sports Festival is an inclusive event for anyone with a physical disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

Join us in Sheffield 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


Thursday 30 January 2025 . Registration is from 9.30am and the festival will finish at approximately 3.00pm.


The English Institute of Sport (EIS) Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA (Directions) There is plenty of free accessible parking on site. The venue has accessible toilets and changing facilities.


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.

Free Lunch & T-shirt: 

  • A packed lunch will be provided for participants only. There is a café on site for parents/carers/teachers to purchase lunch.
  • All participants will receive a FREE WheelPower t-shirt to wear on the day and to keep as a memento of your time with us.

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.

"My son William has been in a wheelchair for nearly a year now. Sport was a massive part of his life but before today he had not tried wheelchair sport. He absolutely loved it, especially the wheelchair rugby league. He was really nervous coming but as soon as he got into it he thought it was brilliant and really fun." Debra Ford from Mansfield

Sports and activities:

  • The Festival will include a variety of wheelchair sports (sport in 2024 included Wheelchair Rugby League (Sheffield Eagles) Boccia (Sheffield Smashers) Table Tennis, Para Ice Hockey (Sheffield Steelkings) and Wheelchair Tennis.
  • 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.

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"I’ve absolutely enjoyed my day and it was really well organised event. Playing sport is very important for my mental health and I love the social aspect. The sport I enjoyed the most was badminton, and that’s now something I would really like to take up locally asap. Thank you WheelPower for coming to Yorkshire!" Lottie, 41 from Sheffield

If you are school or group wishing to register multiple participants, please complete our group booking form. Once you have completed the form, please return it to sport@wheelpower.org.uk

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