Could you be the next Paralympic Champion?

Paratriathlon made its Paralympic debut at the Rio Games in 2016, with the British team winning a whopping four medals.  British Triathlon are looking to build on that success at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and to do this are looking to find new and exciting Paralympic talent. The Tri4Tokyo Talent Identification programme is on the hunt for …
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Scottish Rowing

Scottish Rowing: Regional Development Manager (West)

Two year fixed term contract with the option to extend subject to funding Salary £22-25,000 Scottish Rowing is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the role of Regional Development Manager for the West Region. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to grow the sport across the region which includes …
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Wheelchair Curling Talent ID Day

On Saturday 9th September a very successful Wheelchair Curling Talent ID Day was held in partnership with British Curling, Scottish Disability Sport and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. The athletes were able to enjoy the fresh new surroundings of the National Curling Academy in Stirling. The purpose of the day was to find active athletes from …
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Sensational Saturday for Brits with Wins at US Open Wheelchair Tennis

Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne all added doubles titles to their growing collections of Grand Slam wins on a sensational day of wheelchair tennis action at the US Open in New York that also saw both Hewett and Lapthorne reach their respective singles finals. Hewett and Reid were looking to follow …
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Tennis Scotland

Tennis Scotland Workforce Development Manager

Salary: £28,000 – £36,000 Location: Tennis Scotland, Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, Edinburgh Contract Type: Permanent (Full time) Closing date: 25th September 2017 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Tennis Scotland as Workforce Development Manager. Working across the organisation the successful applicant will aim to develop and deliver a programme of education and development for coaches, …
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Welcome to SDS, Alison!

Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to announce the newest member of the Regional Team. Alison Shaw took up the post of Regional Manager for Grampian on Monday. Alison brings with her a wide range of knowledge and experience in both sports development and disability sport. Here are some facts below that Alison has shared about …
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Scottish Cycling Coaching & Education Coordinator Post

Salary: £19,000 (pro rata) Contract type: Part-time, Permanent Reporting to: Coaching & Education Manager Closing Date: 12.00 midday Monday 25th September 2017 Do you have a passion for cycling and want to work in one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the UK? Scottish Cycling is looking to appoint a dynamic individual to coordinate …
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First stop Glasgow, as Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Arrives in Scotland

The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland today, the 41st stop on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. As hosts of the last Games in 2014, Glasgow was the first place to give the Baton a huge warm Scottish welcome, as it visited a range of …
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Para Bowls Squad reduced ahead of Gold Coast Selection

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the recognised governing body for para bowls in Scotland and is tasked with selecting a national squad that is capable of delivering medals at the highest levels of international competition, including the Home Nations Championships, IBD World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.  Scotland is considered to be one of the …
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2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships Logo Revealed

The logo for the 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships was revealed on Sunday 13th August at the medal ceremony for the 2017 United Kingdom Boccia Championships. The UK Championships were held at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the same venue that will be used for the World Champs the following year. Paralympic champion David Smith MBE retained …
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Medal Success at UK Boccia Championships

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) sent a team of eight players to the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool or the UK Boccia Championships from the 11 – 13 August 2017.  The same venue will be used for the BISFed World Championships in 2018.  The UK Championships are always a significant date on the calendar for our high …
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Wheelchair Curling Talent Identification / Transfer Opportunity

Wheelchair curling is offering a talent identification and talent transfer opportunity for potential Paralympians.  If you are currently performing in a sport, have the mindset, commitment and ambition to be the best you can with the ultimate aim of being a Paralympian, then we would like to support you to get there. Scottish wheelchair curlers …
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Get Engaged In Sport! – Visual Impairment Sport Engagement Day

Scottish Disability Sport is working in partnership to provide a National event exclusively for children, young people and adults with visual impairments from across Scotland. The aim of the event is to provide an introduction to sport and engage participants in sport. RNIB, Haggeye, Guide Dogs Scotland and Visibility are supporting Scottish Disability Sport and governing body …
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Scottish Disability Sport Annual Awards Nominations

Nominations are invited from those connected with SDS for awards that will be presented at the AGM on 17th September 2017. Please note that all nominations must be supported/seconded by an individual or organisation in membership of SDS.  It is important that there is a clear indication why the individual is being nominated. A list …
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Nominate for your favourite Para-Sport Athlete in the Team Scotland Awards

The Team Scotland Awards take place on Thursday 21 September 2017 and they are looking for your vote on who should be crowned Para-Sport Athlete of the Year! Team Scotland have suggested four inspirational athletes – Samantha Kinghorn, Gordon Reid MBE, Alison Patrick and Karen Darke MBE, however you can also suggest another athlete to …
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The Fantastic Four win Silver and Bronze in Seville

Last week four Scottish boccia players competed against the best players from across the world as part of the Boccia UK Team in the Boccia World Open in Seville, Spain. In addition to the players the Scottish contingent also included Boccia UK Performance Coach Claire Morrison and three ramp assistants, Linda McCowan, Gary McCowan and …
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Perth and Kinross seek Chairperson and Trustee Members

Perth & Kinross Disability Sport (PKDS) is a voluntary sport group where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local and regional agencies in the local authority area of Perth & Kinross and the wider Tayside region. PKDS is …
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Para Bowlers light up Northfield

          Scottish Disability Sport was once again involved in the organisation of the Para Bowls element of the Bowls Scotland National Championships at Ayr Northfield from Friday 27 to Saturday 28 July 2017. The completion included 28 para bowlers across the physically disabled and visually impaired classification groups in the largest …
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World Champions, World Records and Pundits – Scots Shine at IPC Athletics

Great Britain & Northern Ireland finished third in the medal table, behind China and the USA, winning an incredible 39 medals at the IPC World Athletics Championships held in London over the past nine days.  The tally, which includes 18 golds, is GB’s best since the Birmingham Championships in 1998. The London Stadium, which hosted …
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Brits Hewett and Reid Retain Wimbledon Doubles Title in Thrilling Final

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid followed up their history-making achievement in 2016 to become the first Brits to retain the Wimbledon men’s doubles wheelchair tennis title on Saturday at The Championships. In a thrilling contest, Hewett and Reid defeated Rio Paralympic gold medallists Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France in a final set tie-break …
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Graphic of baton route

Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay Celebrations in Scotland Announced

Team Scotland has revealed an exciting five-day programme of events and celebrations which will be held around the country, to mark the visit of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. In Scotland from 22-26 August 2017, the presence of the Baton …
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Dundee City Disability Sport Seek Chairperson and Committee Members

Dundee City Disability Sport (DCDS) is a voluntary sport group where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in partnership with key local agencies in Dundee. DCDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport …
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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Scots

The Queen’s birthday honours list has been revealed and it includes numerous Scots, including two who have been recognised for their contribution to disability sport. Laura Smith has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to Disability Sport. Laura is the Development Officer (Disabilities) with Angus Alive and …
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Scotland Cerebral Palsy team withdrawn from 2017 World Championships

SDS is disappointed to announce that the Scottish FA has taken the decision to withdraw the Scottish Cerebral Palsy Football Squad from the 2017 International Federation for Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) World Championships which are due to be held in Argentina this September. In addition, all planned training camps have been cancelled with immediate effect. …
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Jo Butterfield at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Four Scots Selected for World Para Championships

Four Scottish Para athletes will be heading to London in July to compete at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 14-23 July. The 49 strong squad was announced by British Athletics this week, including 21 medallists from the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. The names of …
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SDS Welcomes New Branch Office Bearers

Scottish Disability Sport would like to welcome the new office bearers in Grampian Disability Sport, South Lanarkshire Disability Sport and Glasgow Disability Sport branches. Grampian Disability Sport appointed a new Chairperson, Len Ironside, in December 2016 after long serving Chair Pauline Stirling stood down. Len is doing a great job as Chair so far and …
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Para Bowlers win Silver at Multi-Nations

Scotland had para bowls teams in the B2/B3 Mixed Pairs and B6/B7/B8 Open Triple at the 8 Nations and Para Sport Event at Broadbeach Bowls Club from 3 – 7 June 2016.  The event, which contributes to Commonwealth Games qualification, was vital in our preparations as it allowed ten of our leading players to compete …
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2017 Scottish International Open Boccia Event

SDS is delighted to be hosting the 2017 Scottish International Open Boccia Event in Inverclyde from 13th to 15th October.   Sections: Teams BC1/BC2, Pairs BC3, Pairs BC4 and BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4 Individuals   Please click here for Entry Details   For any further information please contact Mark Gaffney on 0131 625 4417 or …
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Sammi Kinghorn

World Record for Sammi Kinghorn

Scotland’s Sammi Kinghorn left her opponents in her wake to set a 200m T53 World Record at Mesa, Arizona. The Rio Paralympian, 21, raced home in 28.67 seconds to knock a remarkable 0.26 seconds off the record set by US racer Jessica Galli five years ago. It was a superb performance by the wheelchair racer …
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Bowlers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Para Bowlers Head to Broadbeach

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the recognised governing body for para bowls in Scotland and is preparing for the 8 Nations & Para Sport Event at Broadbeach Bowls Club in Australia from the 3 – 7 June 2017.  This event is essential in the qualification process for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. A team of ten …
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Group photo of participants with "Thank you Big Lottery" sign

Spirits not dampened – Wheels to Water

SDS was delighted to launch the Engage Project on Saturday 13 May at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Thirty-six people undertook the challenges presented by a series of water sports and cycling offered to them. This unique opportunity for individuals and their families to participate in rowing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, power boating, cycling and handcycling. For …
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Abercorn School captain with the trophy, his teammates and other competitors, and Rosemary and Aaron MacPhee.

Abercorn School Retain National Disability First Shinty Festival

Aviemore was the venue last month, for the seventeenth annual Disability First Shinty Festival which saw Abercorn School from Glasgow emerge as winners. 7 teams and 5 schools from Inverness, Oban, Perth Glasgow and North Ayrshire enjoyed coaching from qualified shinty coaches and games throughout the two day event which culminated in a tournament. The …
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Scott Quin in the IPC World Swimming Championships 2015

International Success for Scottish Swimmers

A team of 25 swimmers competed in the British Para Swimming International Meet between Thursday 27 and Sunday 30 April. The event took place for the fourth year running in Pond’s Forge, Sheffield. This event is one of the largest open competitions for para swimmers and attracted teams from all over the world. As British …
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Para Bowls Squad Announced

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the recognised governing body for para bowls in Scotland and is tasked with selecting a squad that is capable of delivering medals at the highest levels of international competition, including the Home Nations Championships, IBD World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.  Scotland is considered to be one of the leading …
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Boccia UK wins bid to host the BISFed 2018 World Championships in Liverpool

The Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) has awarded the rights to host the 2018 World Championships to Boccia UK. The competition, which is the biggest and most prestigious on the international calendar outside the Paralympic Games, will be hosted at Exhibition Centre Liverpool from the 9th to 19th August 2018. Boccia is a Paralympic sport …
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New Strategic Plan Launched

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is delighted to launch a new strategic plan which will direct the work of the Association through to 2021 and beyond. The plan, entitled “Inspiring Through Inclusion 2017-2021“, has been developed following a comprehensive consultation process with key partners and strategic bodies across Scotland. This Association’s vision is to lead inclusive …
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Scott Quin in the IPC World Swimming Championships 2015

British Para Swimming International Meet 2017

Good luck to Scottish team swimmers competing in the British Para Swimming International Meet between Thursday 27 and Sunday 30 April. The event is taking place for the fourth year running in Pond’s Forge, Sheffield. This event is one of the largest open competitions for para swimmers and will attract teams from all over the …
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South Lanarkshire Disability Sport Awards

South Lanarkshire Disability Sport held their annual Disability Sports Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 April 2017. The event was held at Palace Sports Grounds in Hamilton with a great turnout of supporters of the branch from athletes to sponsors, Local Authority partners, councillors, provosts and many more. The afternoon was hugely successful with some great …
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BISFed European Regional Boccia Open Competition – Barcelona

Stephen McGuire, double gold medallist and world individual champion, started a successful campaign for the Road to Tokyo by winning gold in both BC4 Individual and Pairs category at the BISFed European Regional Open Competition. It was a successful competition all round for the Scottish players, with brothers Jamie and Scott McCowan and Patrick Wilson …
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Success for the Engage Project

SDS would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for and supported the Engage Project. We are delighted to announce that you have helped us to be awarded the full amount of the funding bid. In case you missed the announcement, you can see the winning moment on STV Player here: …
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Sailing boat

Wheels to Water Event 2017

Following two successful para sport events since 2015, Scottish Disability Sport invites you to join us in this year’s exciting National Celebration of Para Water Sport and Para Cycling (Wheels to Water event). Once again, we have partnered with Scottish Rowing, FABB Scotland/ Blazing Saddles Adaptive Cycling, Scottish Canoe Association, Royal Yachting Association Scotland, Clyde …
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SDS Welcomes New Branch Office Bearers

Scottish Disability Sport would like to welcome the new office bearers in Grampian Disability Sport and South Lanarkshire Disability Sport branches. Grampian Disability Sport appointed a new Chairperson, Len Ironside, in December 2016 after long serving Chair, Pauline Stirling stood down. Len is doing a great job as chair so far and we are delighted …
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2016 Summer Camp group photo

2017 Summer Sports Camp

Wednesday 5th July 2017 — Fri 7th July 2017 Inverclyde Centre, Largs Scottish Disability Sports is delighted to be co-ordinating the seventeenth annual Summer Sports Camp for young people with a physical disability and or sensory impairment. We are again fortunate to be supported by long-term partners Better Breaks, Celtic FC Foundation and sportscotland. The camp will include …
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Bronze for Scotland at World Wheelchair Curling Championships

Norway won the World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2017 gold medals and world title for the third time on Saturday 11th March in the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. Russia took silver while Scotland won the bronze medals. In the bronze medal match Scotland – skipped by Aileen Neilson, with third Gregor Ewan, …
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Wheelchair Curling World Championship winners 2017

Scotland’s Wheelchair Curlers secure last-four place

Scotland have reached the final play-offs at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Gangneung, South Korea, where they will face Russia in Friday’s play-offs with the winner going straight through to the gold-medal match. The Scottish team consist of Aileen Neilson, Rob McPherson, Gregor Ewan and Hugh Nibloe – led by Sheila Swan – beat …
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Libby Clegg with Janice Eaglesham in Rio

Triple Recognition in the Borders for Libby Clegg

The fantastic achievements in 2016 of Rio Paralympics double-gold winning sprinter Libby Clegg have been recognised at the Live Borders Celebration of Sport awards held in Kelso on Friday night. The T11 athlete – whose family live in Newcastleton – won the ‘Disability Award’, voted for by the Scottish Borders Disability Sport Group. The award …
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Kate Murray

Borders Archer Inducted to Scottish Archery’s Hall of Fame

Double Paralympian Kate Murray from Bonchester Bridge in the Scottish Borders has been inducted into the Scottish Archery Hall of Fame. Kate first tried Archery after a friend bought her a training session as a Christmas present. She enjoys the inclusive nature of the competition, often competing alongside non-disabled archers and she has now been …
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Rwanda Group Photo

Scots Tutors Making Boccia Accessible in Rwanda

Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to announce that Andrinne Craig and Darren Thomson, a formidable duo of talented tutors, are helping to spread the word of boccia within Rwanda. As part of the BISFed ‘Making Boccia Accessible’ project, seven countries attended a training workshop at which ‘Boccia Ambassadors’ learned how to play and coach the …
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SDS Bowls Squad at Kelvingrove

Para Bowlers Selected for Home Nations Championships

Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to announce a team of twenty seven bowlers, directors and coaches that will compete in the upcoming Home Nations International in Newport Wales from Friday 21 April to Sunday 23 April.  The event is one of two Home Nation international fixtures in 2017, with preparations for the Gold Coast Commonwealth …
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Get Out Get Active Regional (GOGA) Forth Valley Launch

The official launch of the GOGA Project in the Forth Valley was held on Monday 20th February 2017 at the Stirling Albert Hall. The Forth Valley Launch was held on the same night as the Forth Valley Disability Sport AGM and Awards evening in front of Forth Valley’s three local authority Provosts, local and national …
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