Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has given her support to Sports Fest North East and called for people in the region to get involved by signing up for the free event, set to take place at Durham University on March 5.
Britain’s Jordanne Whiley and Japan’s Yui Kamiji claimed their second Australian Open women’s doubles wheelchair tennis title and their fifth successive Grand Slam crown on Friday at Melbourne Park after defeating second seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
One of the most successful legacy projects of London 2012, Get Set, yesterday launched its Road to Rio mobile app which will see thousands of young people across the UK be part of a mass participation project between now and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Andy Lapthorne will bid to keep his quest for a place in the quad singles final of the Australian Open on track on Thursday after defeat to Australia’s Dylan Alcott in his first round robin match. On a difficult day for the Brits Gordon Reid and Jordanne Whiley both bowed out of the men’s and women’s singles on Wednesday’s first day of wheelchair tennis competition.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The Great Britain Para-cycling Team return to track competition at the Newport Para-cycling International from 30 January - 1 February.
Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir (coach: Jenny Archer) has been named in the GB & NI team selected for the marathon for the IPC World Championships.
GB team aim for success at the inaugural BT Wheelchair Rugby Challenge during the 2015 Rugby World Cup this autumn.
Paralympian and Commonwealth Games medallist Jade Jones has backed an exciting opportunity to build participation in disability sport in the region by signing up to be an ambassador for ParalympicsGB Sports Fest, set to take place in the North East for the first time on Thursday March 5.