Parasports Week

Parasports Week Campaign 24-29 February 2020

This year we are launching a Parasports Week campaign, which is being led by Mia, our Sports Officer, and Hannah Belcher and Abi Bowran from Sports Council. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of Parasports and educate our students about these sports. All students are welcome to attend and we've got a variety of interactive events  that you can get involved with.

We hope that these events will help break down barriers students may face in sport and also inform you about how you can make your sports clubs accessible for everyone.

Please note - these events are open to all students.


Events line-up - Sports sessions, workshops and more


Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations - Get your tickets!

Fancy watching a game of Wheelchair Rugby featuring the best players in the world? The 2020 King Power Quad Nations will feature European Champions Great Britain against two of the World’s leading teams, Australia and the USA. Our very own sports Scholar Nick Cummins has been selected and will be competing from 21– 23 February.

Taking place at Morningside Arena, Leicester.

Sign up for your tickets here.


Film Night Social - Talk from Jesse Dufton and screening of 'Climbing Blind'

The University Of Leicester Mountaineering Club (ULMC) are hosting a 'Film Night social' where they will be welcoming Jesse Dufton, a member of the GB ParaClimbing Team, to give a talk about his experience and screen his new film about his climbing adventures called "Climbing Blind". Non ULMC members £2 donation on entry.

Thursday the 20th of February - Attenborough Film Theatre, 7.15pm


Parasports Pub Quiz – Test your knowledge on the history of the Paralympic Games and debunk myths surrounding Parasports

Monday 24 February - Gee’s Diner, Percy Gee Building 6-7pm

Winners will receive £100 cash prize



Sports sessions across campus - Goalball, Boccia, Kurling and Sitting Volleyball

Tuesday 25 February - Charles Wilson Sports Hall, Nixon Court and John Foster Dining Hall. There will also be pancakes at 8pm at John Foster Hall!

Session details below:

Goalball & Sitting Volleyball 12-2pm – Charles Wilson Sports Hall

Boccia - 6-7pm - Nixon Court Common Room

Kurling – 7.15-8.30 – John Foster Dining Hall


Sports Inclusivity Workshop – Led by Sam Turner CEO of Cerebral Palsy Football 

An informative session about how to make your sports club more inclusive and cater for a range of disabilities.

Tuesday 25 February – Attenborough 002, 4-6pm


Guest Speaker Event -  Sam Ruddock, GB Paralympic Track & Field Athlete 

Sam Ruddock will be giving a talk sharing his experience of being a para-athlete. He made his international debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He is now a Sporting Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport where he can promote the work they do to provide sporting opportunities for those affected by cerebral palsy. Sam will be discussing topics surrounding:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Adaptability
  • Drive for success

This event is free to attend - no sign up needed!

Thursday 27 February, 6-8pm, Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1


Sitting Volleyball Come and Try session 

Led by University of Leicester Volleyball Club .This session is open to all students. Turn up and play, or watch!

Saturday 29 February, Charles Wilson Sports Hall, 6-8pm




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