Disability Sport NI has been supporting Athletics NI since the introduction of the mainstreaming policy in 2005.
Athletes with a disability are encouraged to join their local athletics club so they can access regular, high quality coaching.
If you would like to locate your nearest club contact Heather Ardis firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9060 2707.
Wheelchair Racing Sessions
Athletics NI runs wheelchair racing sessions on Thursday nights from 5.00-6.30pm at Mary Peters Track. If you are interested in these sessions please contact Heather Ardis email@example.com or 02890602707.
Parallel Success squad
The Athletics NI ‘Parallel Success Squad’ is open to disabled and non-disabled athletes and is aimed at developing talented young athletes through a multi-event approach.
The Parallel success squad meets 6 times a year and is targeted at 11-18 year olds with emphasis on developing all round athletic ability, appropriate strength and mobility, and sound bio-mechanical technique for running, jumping and throwing.
If you would like more information on the Parallel Success Squad please contact Heather on 028 90602707 / 07841804033 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here
Athletes with disabilities are encourage to enter mainstream competitions to gain experience, however Athletics NI have included wheelchair events in a number of competitions including the NI & Ulster Age Group Championships and Belfast International meet. .
NI & Ulster age groups
Super 5 Champs
IWA/CP Sport National Champs
UK School Games
UK National Junior Champs
Special Olympic Champs
For more information on Athletics please go to Athletics NI