SPORTING FOR GOLD OR JUST A BIT OF FUN?
All WIDS branches help
members who wish to participate in competitions. If you
are disabled and have a passion for a sport, any sport,
we are here to help you achieve your ambitions. Equally
if you just want a fun time out and try your hand at
something different, come for the company and a light
In 2002 we took a
25-year-old disabled swimmer to participate in the
Senior Swimming Championships for Sensory Impaired And
Physically Disabled Swimmers.
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We were therefore
thrilled when she won the gold medal in both of her
We also took part in the
Discovery games in Dundee. Besides swimming one of our
members, a bowler represented us in the indoor bowls
It doesn't matter if your
Nine or Ninety, if you want to try your hand at
something new then count us in but, if we don't know you
we can't help you!
Below is a list of some
of the WIDS groups sports and activities regularly held
in halls throughout the Islands.
All are welcome
and there is something for everyone.
Boccia is an excellent
game of skill and strategy for athletes with all levels
of physical disability. This is an ancient Italian game
of lawn bowling that resembles a giant game of marbles.
Boccia athletes are governed by the rules for CP Sports
that allow for both ramp and non-ramp competition. A
Boccia ramp can be used by an athlete in lieu of tossing
the ball. The ramp can be manually moved by the athlete
or, in some cases, the athlete uses an assistant to move
the ramp into position, giving only verbal or gestured
cues on where to move the ramp. Boccia is an excellent
game of strategy and skill and many of the contests are