Come and see the latest in inclusive sport and fitness. If you ever wanted to have a go at anything from wheelchair rugby to surfing, then this is the zone for you!
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.
Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, we want to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.
We have 7 Premier League Clubs joining together to showcase their inclusive programmes, supported by the Premier League/BT Disability Fund. Parallel Football will host two 5-aside exhibition games involving the following clubs:
• Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust
• West Ham United Foundation
• The Arsenal Foundation
• A.F.C. Bournemouth Community Sports Trust
• Foxes Foundation, Leicester City FC
• Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
• Stevenage FC
There will also be skills activities that everyone can get involved in, there may even be some prizes at stake!
World's Strongest Disabled Man
09:30 - Athletes rules meeting
09:45 - Athletes intros
10:00 - Event 1 Pick Up Truck Pull
11:15 - Event 2 Viking Press
12:30 - Event 3 Forward Sword Hold
13:45 - Event 4 Loading Race
15:00 - Event 5 Atlas Stones
16:15 - Results/Presentation
Cerebral Palsy Sport
If you use walking/gait training equipment such as a Frame or Walker, we have developed a game just for Frame users and you can check it out at Parallel London.
Cerebral Palsy Sport have designed, developed and trialled Frame Football with lots of feedback from coaches, equipment specialists, physiotherapists, parents and the players themselves to create a truly player centred football opportunity.
Supported by the Football Association’s Disability Committee as a grassroots development programme, Frame Football is already gaining recognition as an inclusive Adapted Sport.
The Lord's Taverners
The Lord's Taverners is the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
What is a sporting chance?
• It’s the chance to interact, play and train
• The chance to compete, win and lose
• The chance to learn, have fun and make friends
Surfability UK is a Community Interest Company that provides surfing lessons and experiences to people who have additional needs due to disability, illness or injury. Our mission is to make surfing as inclusive as possible, provide opportunities for regular access to the ocean and develop the sport of adaptive surfing.
Our Director and Head Coach are also Manager and Coach for the Welsh Adaptive surfing team. We are able to include a huge range of people, from complete beginners, people who need 1-2-1 support, all the way to elite athletes. Surfability is based at the beautiful Caswell Bay on the Gower peninsula.
Commando Active & 360MobilityUK
Commando Active was formed in 2008 with one simple goal: 'Help people realise how capable they really are'. Though this initial statement hasn't changed since then, we have since added some strings to our bow, whether thats been through our ongoing education and development, or through some highly motivated and experienced individuals joining our team.
Their involvement compliments and adds breadth to our offerings whilst maintaining the depth of knowledge needed to offer true specialist training that can be only borne out of a passion for the sport and discipline. Together with 360 Mobility UK, Commando Active are at Parallel London to help give rehab, health, exercise and performance pathways for those with disabilities.
Access Sport builds thriving community sports clubs in inner cities led by inspirational volunteers.
These clubs provide life changing opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged young people, whilst creating a positive and permanent resource within the community; together with England Hockey they are creating a nation where hockey matters.
England Hockey are the national governing body for hockey in England. We are dedicated to creating a nation where hockey matters. Give Hockey a go -with our coconut shy at Parallel London.
Motivate East promotes sports for disabled people living in East London inspired by the Paralympic Games.
Wheelchair Dance Association
We are the national governing body for Para Dance Sport and Inclusive Dance, we have local groups across the UK and we train people to be instructors! Come and see the WDSA (UK) and enjoy dance! Take part, learn and most importantly have fun!
Canterbury Hellfire Wheelchair Rugby Club
Wheelchair rugby is a fantastic, fun team sport to get involved in so come and vist Canterbury Hellfire and watch them coordinate demonstrations and drop into their workshops throughout the day.
Canterbury Hellfire is returning to Parallel for the second year after a hugely successful 2016/2017 season. Highlights included finishing top of Division 2, achieving second in an international tournament in Cologne, completing the season by gaining second once more in the Shield Competition at the Wheelchair Rugby BT National Championships.
Disability Snowsport UK
Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.
We have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied.