Disability Sports NI is Northern Ireland’s main disability sports organisation and is recognised by Sport Northern Ireland as the key body responsible for the development of sport and physical recreation for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.
Established in 1997, to tackle the under representation of people with disabilities in sport, the organisation works to achieve equality of opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical recreation at a level of their choice.
The organisation currently runs a range of events, participation programmes, training courses and services, all designed to give local disabled children and adults the opportunity to lead a full and active lifestyle through sport and physical recreation.
We also work closely with Sport Northern Ireland and Governing Bodies of Sport to ensure that our most talented disabled sports people have the opportunity to train, compete and excel in their chosen sport on the world stage.
Disability Sports NI currently has over 100 member groups, made up of disability sports groups, schools and adult centres, and directly runs programmes and events which annually benefit over 10,000 children and adults across Northern Ireland.
Disability Sports NI is a limited company with charitable status. The organisation is a member of the British Paralympic Association, the UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disabilities, Disability Action and the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA). Disability Sports NI also maintains close links with the Paralympic Council of Ireland.