The UK Sports Association is Moving Office 07 March 2014
We will be moving offices soon, so make sure you take note of our new address. From close of business on Friday 14th March 2014, please ensure you use our new office address for all classification applications and other correspondence.
We are moving to:
UK Sports Association
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
Telephone and email stays the same; telephone 020 7490 3057 and firstname.lastname@example.org
To enable us to relocate our offices will be closed from Monday 17th to Friday 21st March inclusive. We will have no access to emails and telephones during this time so please bare with us and accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will re-open as normal for business by Monday 24th March 2014.
We Need Your Support! Run the British London 10K and Raise Money to Support Our Important Work 10 February 2014
Are you looking to get involved and challenge yourself this year? We have secured 6 places in the British 10K London so get your marathon running shoes on and help raise vital funds for the UK Sports Association!
Completing the race will not only be a personal achievement but you will be helping to raise important funds to help us in our work with athletes with learning disability. We rely heavily on fundraising and donations, so your support really could make a difference!
The 10k run will take you around some of London's most famous landmarks with tens of thousands of spectators lining the route cheering you on.
It takes place on the 13th July 2014 starting at 9.35am please contact us on 0207 490 3057 for more information - we need your support!.
You can also get involved by taking part in the Park Run in October, more details are here.
Medal Success for GB Team At INAS World Table Tennis Championships 19 December 2013
Storming to success and achieving a hard won bronze medal, the GB Team are today returning from Hong Kong celebrating their victory after a challenging week of competition.
Success came in the form of a bronze for Adam Thompson, 25 (Cheshire) as he battled stiff competition in the class 11 singles keeping GB's medal hopes alive by beating Hong Kong's Ming Fai Tsoi in the quarter finals to guarantee a podium appearance.
Doubles success eluded the British pair despite their victory in an exciting Team game against number 3 seeds, Russia, where dynamic duo Thompson and Patrick Cox, 19 (Leicester), made their mark, but were then beaten to a commendable 4th place by the Hong Kong Team.
Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive UKSA said "Adam and Patrick are both determined athletes. UKSA is proud of their achievements at the Championships and delighted that we end the year on such a high. My thanks too go to Shaun Newcomb and Chris Turner for their support and expertise in leading and supporting the GB entry - all the hard work has certainly paid off".
GB Team Manager, Shaun Newcomb said "The boys came up against tough draws in the competition however they fought hard in every game. It was a good experience for them both and will put them in good stead for future competitions".
Newcomb continued: "The 2013 Championships have been superbly organised and it was a pleasure to be out in Hong Kong supporting two fantastic athletes. It has been a great experience all round. The GB Team is indebted to Cathay Pacific for their support which has made it possible for Great Britain to compete at this event. Our thanks also go to the English Table Tennis Association and to the UK Sports Association for their support".
Hong Kong welcomed 35 athletes from 8 countries namely Estonia, France, Russian, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Great Britain between 11th - 19th December 2013.
The GB Team comprised players Adam Thompson, Patrick Cox, Team Manager Shaun Newcomb and coach Chris Turner. The Team was managed by the UK Sports Association (UKSA) in a unique collaboration with the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) and Mencap Sport.
UKSA promotes, facilitates and supports talented sports people with learning disability in the UK to train, compete and excel in national and international competitive sport, and manages the eligibility and classification process for athletes with learning disability across the UK and across multi-sports.