Mencap Sport

Find out more about sport opportunities


Mencap Sport works with the governing bodies of sport and other sports providers to promote opportunities for people with a learning disability at all levels.

About Mencap Sport

Mencap Sport believes that people with a learning disability should have the same opportunities to participate, enjoy and excel in sport at all levels.

Events and competitions

Find information and entry forms for major events and competitions for athletes with a learning disability.

Inclusive Sport Project

Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain are working together to deliver the Inclusive Sport Project (ISP). The project is funded for two years by Sport England through the National Lottery.

Why is sport important?

We've put together a list of sports and useful links that will help you find out about different sports and how you can get involved.

Where to play sport

Find links to some of the organisations that provide sport for people with a learning disability.

Eligibility and classification

Sport for people with a disability is often divided into different groups so that athletes compete against people with similar disabilities.

Where to get help and advice

If you've decided to try sport for the first time, or you belong to a sports club and want to run sessions, Mencap Sport can help.

Lucy's story

Meet Lucy. She is 17 years old and competes in national swimming competitions. She is training hard in the hope that she can compete in the 2016 Paralympics. This is her story.