Useful links

Group archeryEFDS has a range of partners, who may be able to help you with more information.

Please also visit our partners page for their support.

National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs)

British Amputees and Les Autres Sports Association

British Blind Sport

Wheelpower - British Wheelchair Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Dwarf Sports Association UK

Special Olympics

Mencap Sport

UK Deaf Sport

National Governing Bodies of sport

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Amateur Swimming Association

Angling Development Board

Badminton England

Baseball Softball UK

British Canoe Union

British Cycling

British Equestrian Federation

British Fencing Association

British Gymnastics

British Judo Association

British Mountaineering Council

British Orienteering Federation

British Rowing

British Triathlon

British Water Ski and Wakeboard

British Weight Lifters' Association

British Wrestling Association

BTCB - Sport Taekwondo UK

England and Wales Cricket Board

England Athletics

England Basketball

England Golf Partnership

England Handball Association

England Hockey

English Indoor Bowling Association

English Lacrosse Association

England Netball

England Squash & Racketball

English Table Tennis Association

Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership

GB Target Shooting Federation

GB Wheelchair Basketball Association

GB Wheelchair Rugby Association

Grand National Archery Society

Lawn Tennis Association

Pentathlon GB

Rounders England

Royal Yachting Association

Rugby Football League

Rugby Football Union

Rugby Football Union for Women

Snowsport England

Disability SnowSport UK

The Football Association

The Wheelchair Football Association

UK Athletics

Volleyball England

Other disability sport-specific organisations

British Disabled Waterski and Wakeboard Association

Their aim is to introduce newcomers to the sport of water skiing who, due to their disability would not have previously considered the sport accessible.

Disability Target Shooting Great Britain 

The body's aim is to promote the sport of target shooting for people with physical impairments.

Other bodies and information

Ben ProctorYouth Sport Trust - Aim to create a world-leading PE and sport system that reaches, inspires and engages all young people

UK Sport - Responsible for investing in high performance sport in the UK

SportsAid - the charity for sports people, helping the next generation of young British sportsmen and women to succeed

Sporting Equals - Promoting ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation - An organisation committed to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level

StreetGames- the sports charity that brings sport to the doorstep of young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK

The Panathlon Challenge has been benefiting young disadvantaged people since 1996 and has been funded by a mix of commercial sponsors, government funding and charitable trusts. Panathlon has invested over £5 million in opportunities for young people playing competitive sport during this time.

The Equality Standard - The first ever equality Standard for sport was launched in November 2004. It is a framework for assisting sports organisations to widen access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity from under represented individuals, groups and communities.

UK-SA - The UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA) is the disability specific, National Governing Body in the UK for sport and people with learning disability.

Association for Real Change- ARC’s mission is to champion the development of high quality person centred services for everyone with a learning disability within the UK. Find out more about ARC’s mission, values, aims and objectives.

Sport in Mind is an independent mental health charity founded in 2011 by Neil Harris, Timothy Waters and Tony Young to provide people experiencing mental health problems with the opportunity to play sport and exercise in a supported environment. Their aim is to use sport to promote mental well-being, help aid recovery, encourage social inclusion and empower people experiencing mental health problems to build a positive future for themselves. * Mental health problems include: anxiety, addiction, obsession, phobia, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, schizophrenia or an eating disorder.

Disability news and media

boccia 2Able Magazine - UK disability lifestyle magazine

BBC Disability Sport - The latest Disability Sports news

BBC Ouch! - BBC online disability magazine

Channel 4 Paralympics- The official broadcaster of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

DIAL UK - Information and Advice for Disabled People: DIAL UK is the national organisation for the DIAL network, which provides services to disability information and advice providers.

Disability News Service- managed by John Pring, the news service focuses on issues such as discrimination, equality, independent living, disability benefits, poverty and human rights.

Disability Now - Website of Disability Now newspaper for those with an interest in disability; it includes news and features.

Equality- focus on sport- a 'shop window' full of information and news to support people working to deliver sport that is open and welcoming to everyone. This new website will support and complement the monthly Equality - Focus on Sport Newsletter (previously known as the Equality in Sport News for the editions 1- 99, renamed from the 100th edition).

Headway - the National Head Injuries Association limited Brain injury association that promotes public awareness of all aspects of head injury and provides information, support and services to people with head injuries and the people around them. lists local groups and branches.

In Touch BBC Radio 4 - A weekly radio programme with news and information on blindness and visual impairment.

Newsround guide to disability - CBBC Newsround guide to disability

NHS Choices - follow the link to visit the pages which give a wide variety of advice and information about living with disability, you can also view a video about disability and exercise
and also a case study about running with an artificial limb.

See Hear - BBC TV programme for Deaf and hearing impaired people

BBC My web, my way This site provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or impairment.

Disabilinet Free to join, it is the exciting new social media site just for disabled people. It is a unique community which delivers a new way to share and directly engage with disabled people by posting blogs, pictures, videos, events, groups and so much more. Developed to also launch the charitable Disabilinet Foundation- join this vibrant community today. aim is to become the complete guide to everything and anything accessible- for wheechair users and those with reduced mobility. PWP-Europe's leading racket sport specialist. They are offering our website visitors a 5% discount. Use EFDSPORT as the promotion code.

Other links

Nutritionist Resource provides information about nutrition and wellbeing 

ABLEize: Disability Sport provides an extensive disability and special needs recreation and sports section.