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WHO WE ARE

Scottish Borders Disability Sports Group

A charitable voluntary organisation, with the purpose; to encourage and promote the development of sport and physical recreation among people with physical, sensory, learning or complex disabilities.

The objective is to raise awareness and provide as much physical activity participation as possible. In doing so we provide opportunities in a sport or leisure based environment for all individuals with a disability by developing interest, increasing their self-esteem, overall health and linking them to initiatives in the local community.

What we do

The hardest part of participating and transitioning in sport or physical activity as an individual with a disability is the stigma normally attached and the perceptions people generally have of those with a disability. However, we constantly strive to break down those barriers by;

  • Developing and implementing a co-ordinated disability sport & physical activity initiatives.
  • Working with families to make transitioning into sport & physical activity a streamlined process.
  • Supporting community clubs / coaches to develop their own services around disability inclusion.
  • Offering grant assistance to encourage sport & physical activity engagement.
  • Enhancing links with public services, educational services & charity organisations.

We are devoted to ensuring that everyone with a physical, sensory, learning or complex disability has equal opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity. These activities will take place in a vibrant, lively & welcoming environment at various locations across the Scottish Borders.

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Get Involved

Scottish Borders Disability Sport Group aspire to encourage people with a disability to access sporting and physical activity opportunities. We are committed to raising the profile of disability sport, advising what is on offer and giving people the opportunity to actively taking part whilst developing. Therefore we offer a Sport Referral Programme and a Grant Aid Scheme, both aimed to encourage new participants and develop existing athletes & sports clubs.

Our Grant Aid Scheme

If you’re an individual athlete or sports club who wishes to engage or enhance your sporting interest or disability sport provision, then our Grant Aid Scheme is for you. This will allow you to develop and progress within your sport.

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Sport Referral Programmes

If you’re an enthusiastic individual with a disability who is keen to participate in our supported exercise or sport programmes then our Referral System is just for you. Engaging eligible athletes and raising awareness of disability sport.

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WORK WITH US

We are always on the lookout for passionate volunteers who are willing to join our dedicated committee, coaching team or offer their invaluable support at various events, activities or provide assistance with transportation. If you’re an enthusiastic person with a keen interest in sport and would like to help the development of disability sport within the Scottish Borders then working with us is just for you.

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Contact Info

  • Alan Oliver
    Scottish Borders Disability Sports Group
    St Mary’s Mill
    Level Crossing Road
    Selkirk
    TD7 5EW
  • aoliver@liveborders.org.uk
  • 01750 700 110