Together We Will

 

 

 

Welcome to Together We Will, a new campaign to support you to be active and stay active with your friends and family.

Special Olympics GB has come together with the National Disability Sports Organisations and English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), supported by Sport England to encourage disabled people to be more active.

Together We Will aims to support you to become healthier, stronger and have fun being active.

Special Olympics GB IS the largest provider of a year-round, all ability disability sports programme in Great Britain. Supporting over 8,000 people with intellectual (learning) disabilities through 150 local clubs, led by 3,000 volunteers.  Its inclusive competition pathways make Special Olympics Great Britain unique within the disability sports sector.  It provides opportunities for athletes of all abilities to compete and progress at local, regional and national levels and to have the opportunity of being selected to represent Special Olympics Great Britain at an international level.  For our athletes, excellence is personal achievement, a reflection of reaching one’s maximum potential – a goal to which everyone can aspire. For those Special Olympics athletes who attain an elite level in their sport, we provide a pathway to the Paralympics. Indeed we had several Special Olympics GB athletes take part in the London 2012 Paralympics.

Remember, as well as helping us be happy and healthy, being active is a great social activity. It can help you meet people, make friends and give your sense of well-being a big boost.

 

Information and resources

Our Vision

To facilitate access to year round inclusive training and competition for all people in Great Britain with an intellectual disability through direct provision and partnerships.

Click here to learn more about how Special Olympics GB can help you become healthier, stronger and have fun being active.

Click here to Get Involved with Special Olympics GB

 

Click here to download Let’s Get Active Easy Read guide

Events and activities

Involvement in sport builds confidence, skill and determination. Sports training enhances focus and teaches participants important lessons about perseverance, endurance and setting goals. For Special Olympics athletes, participation also provides a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy.

Special Olympics GB works in partnership with other charities, disability sports organisations and National Governing Bodies in order to provide as many sporting opportunities as possible.

Special Olympics GB offers 26 different individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

 

The sports we currently offer are:

Alpine Skiing Aquatics (Swimming) Athletics
Badminton Basketball Bocce
Boccia Bowls Cricket
Cycling Equestrian Figure Skating
Floorball Football Golf
Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Rhytmic Judo
Kayaking MATP Netball 
New-Age Kurling Open Water Swimming Powerlifting
Sailing Speed Skating Table Tennis
Ten-Pin Bowling Tennis #SOGB

 

Click here for Special Olympics GB Events Calendar

 

Joining the conversation on social media. Share your stories and show us how you’re being active with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter using #TogetherWeWill.

Find out more about the National Disability Sports Organisations

Together We Will is brought to you by the National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) in partnership with EFDS and is supported by Sport England.

Special Olympics GB and the other NDSOs are a great starting point for many disabled people who want to be more active. They provide advice, support and opportunities for people of all ages with specific impairments. Find out more.