Sport

Changing lives through sport

Wheelchair basketball, Kabul

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 have low-cost, high-quality chairs for wheelchair basketball, tennis and racing. They've enabled thousands of disabled people in over 50 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.

Wheelchair basketball, Uganda

Our inclusive sports league in Uganda

In northern Uganda, our inclusive sports project aims to tackle exclusion and discrimination – and it's doing just that. The sports ground where it all happens is right on the corner of a busy road. That means everyone driving by can see disabled children whizzing around in their sports chairs. So while the children are getting active, learning new skills and having fun, passers-by are presented with a really positive image of disability. Read Isaac's story here.

2013-14 Sports project

In August 2013, in partnership with the International Paralympic Committee’s Agitos Foundation, Motivation embarked upon a new project to make sport available to more people with disabilities across the developing world. This project will initially focus on Uganda, but has the potential to be implemented across the globe.

Wheelchair basketball, Bristol

Our wheelchair basketball club in the UK

The South West Scorpions is a wheelchair basketball club for children and young people with and without disabilities. Based in Bristol, it's the first club of its kind in the region. There are sessions for beginners and advanced players, plus a leadership programme for aspiring coaches. Find out more about the South West Scorpions on their website. You can also read Brandon's story 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.

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