A range of activities are available for disabled individuals and groups. We have experience of working at many events and have worked with children and adults to have a go at developing skills and co-ordination, through to performance athletes working towards Paralympic events.
We are very proud to have been awarded Runner Up in the Contribution to Disability Sport category of the Express & Echo Sports Awards 2012.
All of our activities are inclusive so we welcome anyone with a disability to any of our activities.
We also sometime run specific disability days (see holiday programmes or events section).
We do not offer enabling or medical support so if the person taking part has any specific care or additional needs someone will need to accompany them to the sessions.
If you need additional support two options could be: CEDA or Opportunity Care ( see our links/partners pages).
Natasha Mead T13Natasha is a 16 year old sprinter from Plymouth who is visually impaired. She has progressed over the past few years and now has not only competed at national events, but has recently been been invited by UK Athletics Parallel Success team to compete in Colorado, USA last summer. Tash recently competed in the 100m at the School Games in May at the Olympic Stadium which she says was a fantastic experience.
Mark has been training with Sonya for a few months now and moved across from the middle distance group. He is concentrating on sprints and long jump and has recently been selected by the GB team to compete in an international event in Portugal.
Exeter Harriers’ Mark Palmer has travelled to The Azores to compete as part of the Great Britain team in the International Athletics Association for Athletes with Down’s Syndrome (IAADS). This was the second World Championships, hosted by Portugal in The Azores, with a total of 12 countries competing under full Disability rules.
Mark, who described the competition as a trip of a lifetime, reached the finals in his three events, coming fourth in the long jump with 3.39, seventh in the 100m with 15.51 and fourth in the 200 with 32.82. Mark was awarded a bronze medal in the long jump for coming third in a previous heat.
The aim for the future is to take more athletes in the squad for the IAADS European Championships in Rome in 2013.