Sport for people with physical disabillities

The Llars de l’Amistat Cheshire Sports Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the practice of adapted sports for people with severe physical disabilities. The purpose of the Llars de l’Amistat Cheshire Sports Club is to offer the highest quality of life to its members by means of playing sport. The Llars de l’Amistat Cheshire Sports Club was established in November 1996, and is registered in the Register of Sports Entities of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Currently the Club is made up of athletes affected with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities, supported by volunteers specially trained in these adapted sport activities and assisting athletes. Our Club is a member of the Assembly of the Spanish Sports Federation for Cerebral Palsy and a member of the Catalan Sports Association for Cerebral Palsy.

Criteria for sport for people with physical disabilities

The purpose pursued with sports activity for people with physical disabilities is the same as that which can be sought in general. That is, physical maintenance and development, psychological maturation and socialization of the person.

We believe that sport in the physical disabilities field is a valuable rehabilitative and integrating instrument. It allows affected people who practice it to have better physical development, creates criteria for overcoming situations of daily life and promotes attitudes that facilitate the social normalisation of people with physical disabilities Our intention is to give the athlete the possibility of enhancing their physical abilities, thus contributing to the prevention of loss of functionality, to the improvement of their health and their quality of life.

The practice of sports occupies a part in people`s social life. The preparation of the event, the expectations of success or failure, the interaction with colleagues, family members and other groups that participate in the activity stimulate communication and contribute to personal development.

On the other hand, sports activities are another way of raising awareness. They also give athletes the chance to prove their competence in spite of their limitations by completing sporting challenges.

Sport does not necessarily have to be competitive, simply playing sports for fun improves health, personal growth and quality of life.

The adapted sports for athletes with physical disabilities that are played at the Llars de l’Amistat Cheshire Sports Club are: BOWLING and SLAOM, in addition to the promotion of leisure sports activities.