Disability Sports

Stoke Mandeville Stadium is synonymous with sport and is the birthplace of disability sports and is known as the “birthplace of the Paralympics”.


With its fully accessible on-site accommodation and catering, it is the perfect venue for a training camp or event in an excellent variety of Olympic, Paralympic and other sports.

We offer a variety of Disability and Paralympic Sports including:

  • Paralympic Archery
  • Paralympic Athletics
  • Wheelchair Badminton
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Boccia
  • Goalball
  • Paralympic Table Tennis
  • Paralympic Volleyball (sitting)
  • Paralympic Powerlifting
  • Paralympic Judo
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Wheelchair Rugby

WheelPower promotes equality of opportunity in sport for all people with physical disabilities by:

  • Organising fun, introductory and competitive events for children and adults with disabilities aiming to increase the number of disabled people who actively participate in sports and physical activity on a regular basis
  • Provide sporting experiences where talented young disabled people are offered quality coaching in appropriate settings
  • Providing world leading facilities and opportunities to enable more people with disabilities to lead an active lifestyle
  • Supporting disability sports associations helping to create new clubs and give professional advice and support to improve existing clubs
  • Encourage and support the development of multi-sport and sport specific club opportunities within local communities
  • Support for national disability sports events
  • Removing barriers to participation in sport in particular the provision of manual sports wheelchairs through the Wheel Appeal scheme
  • Encouraging mainstream sports and leisure organisations to include people with disabilities in their programmes
  • Developing and delivering educational courses for people with disabilities and in disability sport through SMISE to improve the quality and number of coaches, officials and volunteers within disability sport
  • Providing information and advice on disability sport
  • Work closely with the National Sports Organisations and other National Disability Sports Organisations to support their work in disability sport
  • Create working partnerships with organisations involved in sports within the UK working towards shared and specific objectives including Governing Bodies of Sport