Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport

Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport 

Would you like to learn some new skills and provide opportunities for disabled people to get into sport and physical activity, and lead active lives?

Available Dates

More dates are to be confirmed soon!

There are a limited number of spaces available, so early booking is recommended.

Time/Location

  • 09:30 - 13:00 
  • Our training will be online via Zoom

Course Outcomes

  • Learn about WheelPower and wheelchair sports more widely
  • Explore different ways of including disabled people in wheelchair sports
  • Develop confidence in working with physically disabled people
  • Learn the basics of sports wheelchair setup

Who is the course suitable for?

Are you a teacher, coach, sports or physio student striving to adapt your sports session for wheelchair participants? Then this training is for you. Our knowledgeable Tutor will provide you with ideas on how to engage wheelchair users during your session. Using both theory and practical examples, the tutor will demonstrate how to include a wheelchair user within a non-disabled sports session. You will also learn some basics around wheelchair set-up and maintenance.

Cost 

  • This is a FREE course, but we would be grateful for a charitable donation to support WheelPower's vital work (minimum donation = £1) If you have any problems with making a donation please contact us using the details below.

Future Opportunities

This course will enable you to support WheelPower in the delivery of programmes and events as well as other National Governing Bodies, organisations and clubs that provide opportunities for disabled people to participate in wheelchair sport and physical activity.

Universities and Colleges

To book an exclusive course for your university or college, please email Emily Weller, Head of Sport & Physical Activity at sport@wheelpower.org.uk  

Testimonials

"Thank you WheelPower for today's training session about Engaging Wheelchair Participants in Sport. It was so insightful and motivating." - Karla

"Thank you for the session, it was really insightful and helpful." - Sophie

"It’s been a fantastic session and I have lots to take away. It’s really helped in my understanding." - Anna

"Thanks for today, it has really helped me to know some of the next steps I need to take to develop wheelchair sports and increase opportunities for people here in Stockport." -Stephen

"Today has been great! Also thank you to everyone else for inputting it’s helped massively. It’s a lovely thing everyone’s doing and it will make a real difference!" - Ru

"Thank you this has been really interesting & I have taken away a lot of ideas." - Gillian

 

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