The UK Sports Association has five membership organisations, two in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. They are as follows:
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability.
Everything Mencap does is about valuing and supporting people with learning disability, and their families and carers.
Mencap Sport aims to ensure that people with learning disability have the same opportunities to participate, enjoy
and excel in sport at all levels. Mencap co-ordinates the
classification process on behalf of the England membership.
National Sport Manager
Royal Mencap Society
123 Golden Lane
ENGLISH FEDERATION OF DISABILITY SPORT (EFDS)
EFDS is a national charity, dedicated to disabled
people in sport and physical activity. It supports
a wide range of organisations to include disabled people more effectively. EFDS’ vision is that disabled people are active for life.
National Partnerships Advisor
3 Oakwood Drive
Tel: 01509 227750
Fax: 01509 227777
DISABILITY SPORTS NORTHERN IRELAND (DSNI)
Disability Sports NI is working to achieve equality of opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity and to help improve their standard of performance and enjoyment at the level
of their choice.
SCOTTISH DISABILITY SPORT (SDS)
SDS is the co-coordinating and governing body of sports for all people with disabilities in Scotland. SDS has, in membership, organisations that have a specific interest in sport and/or disability. SDS operates a local branch structure that covers
almost the whole of Scotland.
WELSH SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITY (WSAPLD)
WSAPLD was founded in 1981 and is closely associated with the Federation of Sport for Disabled Wales. Competitors from North and South Wales Region who number almost 700 and take part in events primarily in swimming and athletics. The flagship of the Association
is the Welsh Special Games.
Disability Sport Wales
c/o Plas Menai National
Tel: 07918 716344
As well as working with the Home Country Associations, we are funded by Spirit of 2012.
SPIRIT OF 2012
Spirit of 2012 is a trust set up to sustain the spirit
and opportunities from the London 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games. It promotes wellbeing by supporting opportunities to participate in sport,
the arts and volunteering.
Spirit of 2012