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Following on from the week-long success of last years’ event, the Para Sport Festival returns in 2023 to build on the local inclusive opportunities and competitive para sport opportunities that were showcased last year.  Outside of traditional mega-events, like the Paralympics, Deaflympics, Virtus Global Games or Special Olympic Games, this event is one of a kind combining competitive para sport events across a number of sports, alongside inclusive participation opportunities.

From ‘give it a go events’ to elite para sporting events, there are plenty of ways to get involved:

  • Participate – the insport series day returns on Tuesday 11th July, an opportunity to come along and try over 20 different para sports and learn more about disability sport in the local area.
  • Spectate – the week-long event will consist of six elite para sport competitions, showcasing some of the best athletes in para sport.
  • Volunteer – join the team to assist with the running of the sporting events in Swansea throughout the week.

The Para Sport Festival will be coordinated by Disability Sport Wales and developed and delivered by a network of key stakeholders, including Welsh National Governing and/or British Governing Bodies of sport, Swansea Council, and local insport clubs, aiming to deliver high quality accessible opportunities for disabled children, young people, and adults.

Schedule of events

  • Para Golf Welsh Open (Spectate / Volunteer): Monday 10th July, Langland Bay Golf Club
  • Insport Series Swansea (Participate): Tuesday 11th July, Swansea University Singleton Campus
  • Boccia UK Team Championships (Spectate / Volunteer): Wednesday 12th – Thursday 13th July, LC Swansea
  • Deaf Football Wales vs Scotland (Spectate / Volunteer): Friday 14th July, TBC
  • Para Shooting Welsh Open Para (Spectate / Volunteer): Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July, Swansea Indoor Tennis Centre
  • Para Fencing British Championships (Spectate / Volunteer): Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July, Swansea Indoor Tennis Centre
  • Wheelchair Rugby Welsh Club Open (Spectate / Volunteer): Saturday 15th July, LC Swansea

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