The main aim of the BWAA is to give wheelchair users an opportunity to get involved in wheelchair field events. Wheelchair athletes compete primarily in four field disciplines:
Eligible categories are:
- F31 to 38 – Cerebral Palsy or related conditions
- F51 to 57 – Spinal Injury or related conditions
The athletes use individually designed throwing frames for these events. These frames enable the athletes to use the same throwing equipment as non-disabled athletes. The only event unique to wheelchair athletics is the club. In this event a special wooden club is thrown using a technique similar to the discus. Athletes are classified according to their functional level and compete against athletes of the same classification.
Joining your local athletics club is a great place to start: