Disability Sport

The Disability Sports Wales programme has been established between Sport Wales, Disability Sport Wales and the 22 Welsh local authorities.  


Child on tricycleSimon Jones, Disability Sports Wales Development Officer, promotes quality community sports and physical activities opportunities for disabled people. Helping with performance, coaching and volunteering.


  • Create new clubs and improve existing disability sports clubs
  • Offer professional advice and support.
  • Increase the number of disabled people who actively participate in sports.
  • Improve the quality and number of coaches and volunteers.
  • Work closely with Disability Sports Wales' Manager
  • Create new and develop existing opportunities for disabled people to compete in sport at local, regional and national level.



Pan disability - Disability Sport Wales aims to develop quality sports opportunities. Our Sports and Play Development Team work in conjunction with the DSW to identify talented individuals who can become competitive performers. Working at grass roots level we can spot potential and then contact the relevant DSW Development Officer, who can advise on relevant training opportunities.



Beach wheelchair

Beach Wheelchairs 

All-terrain beach wheelchairs are available at Barry Island, giving more visitors the chance to get on to the sand at Whitmore Bay.


Beach Wheelchairs


Insport Accreditation

Disability Sports Wales (DSW) has designed the Insport programmes to support partners in developing inclusive provision, opportunity and practices which will ensure that disabled people gain access to the level of participation/performance they require. 


We have achieved Bronze Insport accreditation and are working towards achieving Silver level. The Sports and Play Development Team also assist local clubs to achieve accreditation. The clubs that have achieved current Insport accreditation are:

  • Silver: Llantwit Major Shotokan Karate
  • Bronze: Motion Control Dance, LS Haven Target Club, Penarth Karate Jutso Kai, Boccia Rollers, Penarth Gymnastics Club, Special Olympics Golf, Special Olympics Kayaking
  • Ribbon: Red Dragon Juniors Netball, Barry Town Disability Football Club, Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club
Child throwing foam rocket


Gain sporting qualifications, valuable work experience and most importantly have fun whilst volunteering.


There are numerous opportunities to assist throughout the Vale from coaching, assisting a coach, being on a club committee or just taking membership fees for each session. You can give as much or as little time as you want, every bit of volunteering is gratefully received.


Disability sport relies on volunteers to run many of the sporting activities that disabled people can get involved with, so please give whatever time you can spare to help give disabled children in the Vale the opportunities every child deserves.


If you are interested in volunteering within the disability sport programme, please contact Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer:


Disability Sport Wales     British Wheelchair Sports     Sport Wales


RNIB    Wales Council for the Blind     Wales Council for the Deaf   


Welsh Sport Association     British Paralympics Association    British Blind Sport    Cerebral Palsy Sport