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Special Olympics

Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain and supports over 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities on a continued basis.

Across, England, Scotland and Wales, approximately 27,000 regular sports coaching sessions of at least one hour each, are delivered locally each year by 140 accredited programmes across 28 different sports.

This coaching activity leads to an annual average of 100 all ability, inclusive sports competitions. Its competition pathways make Special Olympics Great Britain unique within the disability sports sector as it provides for athletes of all abilities, opportunities to compete and progress at local, regional, national and international levels.

This extensive programme is led by over 4,000 dedicated volunteers in a variety of sports coaching, administrative, event, logistic, fundraising and supporting roles.

We would love to support and develop Special Olympics opportunties in Oxfordshire, so if your keen to get involved or just want to show your support please get in touch.

Lucy Tappin

Lucy Tappin

Disability and Youth Officer

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

As Disability Officer, Lucy works in partnership with local organisations to support, develop and provide inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities around Oxfordshire. She also leads on the Active Body Healthy Mind project aimed to help people with mental ill health to access supported activities in their local communities, OxForward Project, InSport+ and Oxfordshire Wheels for All.

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