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Year-round sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities

We are the country’s largest provider of year-round sports training and competition programmes for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities in Great Britain. 


Our aim is to establish more Special Olympics sports clubs, more local, regional and national competitions, as well as working in partnership with existing local mainstream sports groups and helping to make them inclusive for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

We want every child and adult with an intellectual disability in GB who wants to have the opportunity to take part in quality sports training and competition, to improve their lives and in turn, the lives of everyone they touch.

With your support we can make this a reality for people with intellectual disabilities to experience fun, fitness and friendship through sport.





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Year in Review 2015

Upcoming Sport Competitions

Date Event Location
07/05/2016 Ashington Hirst Welfare Centre, Alexandra Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9HF
08/05/2016 Delta Tennis Centre, Welton Rd, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7XF
08/05/2016 All Saints Sports Centre, 95 Norfolk Park Rd, Sheffield S2 2RU