Disability Athletics

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. and also runner up in 2017 in Express and Echo memorable event for our disability festival in 2016.

Inclusive groups

We have a number of groups at Exeter on  Monday nights between 7–8pm at St Peters School, Quarry Lane, Exeter and a Wednesday from 5-6pm at Exeter Arena, Our inclusive groups are an open session with any age and any ability athlete welcome (no previous experience is necessary). All of our activities are fully inclusive – anyone of any ability. You can just turn up and pay on the door.

We also run specific disability days please click here to see our events calander

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).

Below are some of our current athletes and coaches in our inclusive groups ( as we have many join us some are not listed here yet and some prefer not to be on our site but they are still very valued members of our club!)

Click on the facebook link above to see Tash Meads Fixers project – encouraging disabled individuals to take up sport

Natasha Mead T13

Natasha is an U23 sprinter from Plymouth who is visually impaired her classification is currently T13. She has progressed over the past few years and now competes at national events and has run for the UK Athletics Parallel Success team in Colorado and USA. Tash trains with SWAA twice a week.

Will Strong

Will has trained with our groups for a few years now. He is an enthusiastic member and always tries his best – he especially enjoys sprints and javelin Will has also qualified as an assistant coach and helps every week with the minis group on a Monday. Despite his learning difficulties he is a valued member of our coaching team and the minis love being coached by him. SWAA has put a support system in place to ensure Will is supported with his coaching.

Sam Crowter

Sam is one of your guide runners and supports athletes who come to sessions with Visual impairments if required. He is also a current athlete in the group and regularly helps at portable track and other events we hold

Flora Bliss

Flora is an active and enthusiastic member of the senior training group at Exeter.

She is also a qualified assistant coach and occasionally helps with the minis and juniors sessions plus at events we hold such as the disability festival.

James Gardner

James is one of our senior sprinters and runners in the group. He is hoping to do the London marathon in 2018

Greg Hill

Greg joined us in 2016 and has been a committed member of the club ever since. He enjoys developing his throwing skills and does club throw, shot and vortex howler. He is an avid football supporter as well and regularly does live feeds of his sessions while at the track

Charley

Charley has been training with the Exeter groups for a few months her speed in training is improving with each session.

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