Sport

Changing lives through sport

The problem

In the countries we work in, many disabled people find it hard enough to leave their homes - never mind take part in sport. For others, sport isn't an option because they can't afford the equipment they need to take part.

Our solution

We all know the transformative effect sport can have on our health and happiness. That's why it plays a big part in our work.

"Sport changed my life," TV presenter, Ade Adepitan. Read his exclusive interview with Motivation here.

Our sports wheelchairs

When the International Paralympic Committee asked us to design affordable sports wheelchairs so that more disabled people could get involved in sport, we jumped at the chance.

We now produce two low-cost, high-quality chairs. The Flying Start for aspiring wheelchair racers, and the Multisport for court-based sports like wheelchair basketball, handball and tennis. These chairs have enabled thousands of disabled people in over 60 countries to play sport. We sell our sports wheelchairs to clubs, organisations and individuals, and all profits go back into Motivation's projects.

If you'd like to buy sports wheelchairs, go to our sports website.

Connor and his flying start

Sponsor a sports wheelchair

We're passionate about getting more disabled people into sport. Through the Motivation Sports Fund, we're inviting businesses to play a part in making the Paralympic legacy a reality by sponsoring our sports wheelchairs. Read more

Playing sport can have a hugely positive impact - you only need to read Connor or Henry's stories to see why.

By sponsoring a chair as part of our sports fund, you could make someone's sporting dream a reality.



Multisport news from around the world

Victory!

Afghanistan's first wheelchair basketball team won their first international game in May 2014 - a hugely emotional victory for this group of men, who are changing the perception of disability sport in Afghanistan.

The team was set up with the help of our low-cost wheelchairs, and we are extremely proud of their achievements. You can read more here

In Cambodia, a country where discrimination against disability remains widespread, the women who play for their country's first female wheelchair basketball team know that, by playing sport, they are helping to change attitudes. Read more here

In northern Uganda, our inclusive sports project tackled exclusion and discrimination head on – and achieved fantastic results. It inspired over 500 children from across Uganda get active and learning new skills, something that transformed the lives of children like Vincent and Francis, and encouraged 100 disabled children to start school for the very first time. Read more here

Our peer training

The sports sessions in our peer training are always a highlight. Taking part in wheelchair games gives people a chance to try out their new wheelchair skills, feel active and have fun.