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GET YOUR SKATES ON – STILL TIME TO REGISTER! LimbPower’s Primary & Junior Games Returns to Stoke Mandeville 4th & 5th October 2014

(Click on the Logo to visit the LimbPower Website)   LimbPower are proud to be holding the fantastic Primary & Junior Games event once again at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. The weekend will introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and… View Article
Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

‘Converting Patients into People’ We’re grateful to Scott Richardson of PACE for sending in the following hugely encouraging Press Release. This was scribed by Ottobock in conjunction with PACE and relates to a young female athlete that both have been supporting in her sporting ambitions. ******************************   15 year-old confirms switch to athletics as innovative… View Article
Channel 4 Announces a Summer of Para-Sport

Channel 4 Announces a Summer of Para-Sport

Sophie Jones from Channel 4 has contacted us to let us know that Channel 4 will be championing Para-Sport events this summer. This is very good news for all athletes and viewers and we look forward to the watching the events and applaud Channel 4 for their support. Please click on the Channel 4 logo… View Article

Channel 4 Announces a Summer of Para-Sport

Sophie Jones from Channel 4 has contacted us to let us know that Channel 4 will be championing Para-Sport events this summer. This is very good news for all athletes and viewers and we look forward to the watching the events and applaud Channel 4 for their support. Please click on the Channel 4 logo… View Article

Huge Success for Junior Amputee Games

(From Enable) LimbPower held the inaugural Junior Amputee Games on 15th/16th September at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, and the lucky young participants were cheered on by their heroes Stef Reid and Gemma Collis fresh from their Paralympic success. Over the two days, 54 children aged between 6 and 18 years old were able to try a… View Article
Paralympic Categories – for those confused!

Paralympic Categories – for those confused!

I confess to being bamboozled by some of the categorisation used in the Paralympics so, for those as confused as me, here is the BBC Sport A-Z of Paralympic Classification with more information thrown in for good measure!: The 2012 Paralympics in London involves 20 sports but not all disability categories can compete in each… View Article

Martine’s journey from Tube horror to Paralympics Games celebration

When the faces of the people who died in the 7 July bomb attacks in London were broadcast the world over, during the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Martine Wright could have been forgiven for shuddering. She came closer than most to being in that sad roll of honour. On that day seven years ago she had… View Article
Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you’d like to give it a try

Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you’d like to give it a try

We received an email directed to the LLIC Website from Ben Richards, representing the Lincolnshire arm of Sitting Volleyball. As he says, it’s a wonderful sport and unique in that it can be played and enjoyed by all. Please check out the Website Link below and contact info@lincolnshiresittingvolleyball.co.uk for more information or to talk to someone… View Article
Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you'd like to give it a try

Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you'd like to give it a try

I received an email from Ben Richards, representing the Lincolnshire arm of Sitting Volleyball. As he says, it’s a wonderful sport and unique in that it can be played and enjoyed by all. Please check out the Website Link below and contact info@lincolnshiresittingvolleyball.co.uk for more information or to talk to someone about perhaps having a… View Article

Paralympics – Martine Wright Hoping a Sensational Circle Ends at 2012 Paralympics

“I sort of feel like I deserve to be here,” muses Martine Wright, before pausing, steeling herself and starting again. “I definitely feel like I’m meant to be here.” The conviction in her voice is arresting and a slightly fragile self-assurance makes her story riveting even in the mouth of the dullest teller. “Here” for… View Article
Phillips happy despite World Cup defeat

Phillips happy despite World Cup defeat

From the Maidenhead Advertiser Maidenhead sitting volleyball player Justin Phillips may have seen his Great Britain side sink to defeat to the Netherlands at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester – but he still believes he can declare a case of job well done. Phillips and company made a flying start to their one-off… View Article
Paralympics-Men add Bronze to GB Medal Tally at BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Men add Bronze to GB Medal Tally at BT Paralympic World Cup

The GB men’s Wheelchair Basketball team secured the bronze medal at the BT Paralympic World Cup, defeating Brazil by 63-43. The home team started out slowly and trailed throughout the first quarter. But they came out fighting in the second quarter and took the lead in the first two minutes. Terry Bywater had a great… View Article

Paralympics-Walker hoping World Cup can be the start of something special

By Gerard Meagher, Sportsbeat SITTING volleyball player Charlie Walker has called on the British public to look beyond the sun and sand at London 2012 – suggesting his sport is among the hidden gems of the Paralympics. At Beijing 2008, Great Britain didn’t even enter the sitting volleyball competition but thanks to UK Sport investment… View Article
Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympic gold medallist and world-record holder Oscar Pistorius today visited the Olympic Stadium to see for himself where he may be competing in under 500 days time. Oscar Pistorius, a BT Ambassador, was given a tour of the Olympic Stadium ahead of his appearance at the BT Paralympic World Cup which starts today. Oscar Pistorius,… View Article
Paralympics-Mixed Fortunes for GB Team’s on first day of BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Mixed Fortunes for GB Team’s on first day of BT Paralympic World Cup

The GB women got their 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup off to a fantastic start with victory over Canada but GB men had a frustrating opener with defeat at the hands of France. The women had a storming opening game with a 47-43 win over Canada; an important result against a team seeded three places… View Article
Paralympics-Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game Launches 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game Launches 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup

The seventh annual BT Paralympic World Cup was launched today as members of the GB Wheelchair Basketball men’s and women’s teams took over the Manchester Arndale Centre to stage a celebrity demonstration event. Over the coming week, 23-28 May, some of the world’s best elite Paralympic athletes will descend on Manchester for the BT Paralympic… View Article

Paralympics-Gutsy Stephens goes for that Golden Shot

MOST kids would love a helicopter ride on their ninth birthday and Nathan Stephens was no different – except his was a matter of life and death. He made that air-ambulance dash without his legs. They were left behind on a railway line near Bridgend in South Wales along with the new trainers he had… View Article
Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

The Great Britain men’s Sitting Volleyball team will be making their debut at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester next month, ahead of the European Championships in Rotterdam in October. The team will be taking on The Netherlands in an International Match staged during the annual elite disability sporting event. The team, who have… View Article
James Stuck hopes to lead U.S. sitting volleyball team to Paralympic Games

James Stuck hopes to lead U.S. sitting volleyball team to Paralympic Games

He’s referring to the day in December 2005 when his convoy struck a roadside bomb near Karkuk in northern Iraq. The blast destroyed his Humvee and most of his right leg. “Another guy lost an arm, and the other two people with us were fine,” said Stuck, who served in the Army 101{+s}{+t} Airborne Division…. View Article
Sitting Volleyball

Sitting Volleyball

Please go to the Sitting Volleyball page for the latest update from David Rijvers.

The Nairobi Sitting Volleyball Club

Would anyone be interested in offering support of any kind to The Nairobi Sitting Volleyball Club? I’ve received this message from Moses Ondeng, the founder and coach, who is desperately keen to keep this club going and hoping eventually to travel to compete with Sitting Volleyball Teams in other countries. This is a wonderful sport… View Article
Sitting Volleyball – 7 Players Sought for Tournament

Sitting Volleyball – 7 Players Sought for Tournament

A message from David Rijvers: Hello Everyone KENT INTERNATIONAL SITTING VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Sat 4th & Sun 5th July 2009 We have been invited to the Kent International Sitting tournament and I’m seeking seven players to represent Richmond Volleyball. It will be a 10 team tournament with teams from China, Saudi, Holland, Slovenia and six others… View Article
The 2009 Amputee Games – latest

The 2009 Amputee Games – latest

The 2009 Amputee Games, creating sporting opportunites for the newly disabled. The 2009 Amputee Games is back at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the home of disability sport, for another power packed two-days of sporting opportunity. Participants will be invited to ‘have-a-go’ at 13 Paralympic sports under the guidance of the sporting governing bodies. The inaugural event… View Article