Our commitment to the development of new athletes and coaches helps the BWAA remain one of the key organisations within the rapidly developing world of disability sport. The BWAA is fully committed to the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation development programme at Stoke Mandeville which each year includes the inter-spinal unit games and the National Junior games as well as junior and senior development camps.
Our experienced athletes are always present at these events, and are happy to give advice and coaching to all aspiring new athletes. We have an ongoing development programme to nurture new and experienced athletes alike. As athletes progress, they attend European and International events, all of which has to be funded by the BWAA. The BWAA also publish a quarterly newsletter with information about recent competitions, future events, social gatherings and much more.
The BWAA is eager to help and encourage younger wheelchair users to take up athletics, and as such, we can offer information and help with all aspects of disability sport. We have currently competing athletes who joined us at junior level and have come all the way through the ranks, going on to eventually win world championship medals.
At London 2012 Great Britain came 3rd after Russia and China have helped put disability athletics on the world map, with the GB team coming second in the medal standings. To find out more about disability athletics, and what the BWAA can offer you, just get in touch via e-mail using the links at the bottom of the page.