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New online hub to empower disabled people to become more physically active

18 Mar 2019
New online hub to empower disabled people to become more physically active

Paralympian and Meningitis Research Foundation Patron, Jonnie Peacock, is backing a new online hub designed to empower disabled people with the information they need to become more physically active.

The hub, called Parasport, has been created in partnership with ParalympicsGB and car manufacturer Toyota, and is the new way to discover inclusive local opportunities to become more active.

Parasport aims to be the UK’s biggest fun and vibrant community for players, parents and coaches to share their experiences of para sport, and find useful hints, tips and information on what’s happening near you.

Jonnie lost his lower left leg to meningitis at the age of five and has since won gold medals in the T44 men's 100 metres event at both the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic games, and was the first amputee Paralympian to compete in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

"My message to everyone is if you just turn up and have a go – you are already a winner." Jonnie Peacock

He says, “Sport and physical activity has transformed my life in so many ways, providing countless great memories, friendships and filling me with confidence to try new things – even dancing.

“There is a sport or activity out there for everyone no matter their age, gender or impairment – it doesn’t matter whether you are competitive or not. My message to everyone is if you just turn up and have a go – you are already a winner.”

Find out more about Parasport

Media contact
Holly Edwards - Communications Manager
Tel: 07875 498 047
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