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The week ahead in disability sport: August 18 to August 24

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Every week, there is always heaps going on.  For sport fans there are world and European events. This week, there are at least three world champions: Sailing, equestrian and ID football.  Regional championships continue with European ID swimming, European deaf junior athletics,  and European athletics.  For people looking to get into sports or support grassroots sports, there are clinics, practices and local leagues.  If you’re aware of anything we’re missing, please comment and we’ll happy add it.  We’re also more than happy to add any regular practices, try it events, etc.




  • Curso internacional totalmente gratuito is being held from August 12 to 17 at Estadio Nacional in Lima, Salón in conjunction with the British Embassy.  Participants are being taught how to better coach with athletes with disabilities.




  • 4th friendly tournament of ball given by the deaf persons takes place Saturday on August 23 at Jarry Park in Montreal.


  • Paritutu Bowls Club  is having a social or league boccia event from 6pm to 7pm in New Zealand.
  • Dunedein Boccia Club meets at the South Dunedin Presbyterian Church Hall on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:30pm. Paul Coffey is the local contact.
  • Canterbury Secondary School Boccia Championships take place at Cashmere High School, Cashmere, Christchurch on August 21.
  • Canadian training camp for Bc1/Bc2 Camp is being held from August 22 to August 24.  Players are preparing for the upcoming world championships.



  • Rollstuhl Skate Tag takes place in Potsdam on August 24 from 15 – 19h.






  • Primera Clínica Deportiva de Inducción al Goalball takes place on August 20 in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico.  It is being organized by the state Asociación Deportiva de Ciegos y Débiles Visuales.
  • Alataa International Goalball is taking place in Amman, Jordan from August 22 to August 28.



  • MAGA Premier Fundraiser is being organized by the  The Michigan Amputee Golf Association on August 22 at   Brentwood GC – White Lake MI.


ID football:








Sitting volleyball:

  • East and Central African Club Championships are in Nairobi, Kenya from August 20 to 24. 16 teams are scheduled to participate, eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from Rwanda, Kenya and possibly other regions.
  • Portsmouth taster day  for seated volleyball club in England is having a taster day on August 20.  Anyone from the area wanting to learn more about getting involved with the sport is welcome to attend.




Wheelchair basketball:

  • MedStar NRH wheelchair basketball clinic.  Monday night at  East County Community Recreation Center at 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • MedStar NRH wheelchair basketball clinic.  Wednesday night at  Emery Recreation Center at 5701 Georgia Ave., NW Washington, D.C. from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Grade 1 Coach Award – London on August 19 and August 20 at Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road, Southwark, London, SE16 4TE.
  • Puerto Rico training Members of the Puerto Rico Wheelchair basketball Federation train every Wednesday between 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm in the Court Coquí Llanero, 4th section Levittown, Toa Baja.



Wheelchair rugby:

  • ACTIV8 Wheelchair Rugby Competition takes place in New Zealand. The games will be 4 x 12minute running clock quarters.  This is a league that will last three weeks. It starts on August 18.
  • Brazilian National Championships take place from August 20 to August 25 in Vila Velha/ES, Brazil.
  • 2014 RugbyMania – Summer Edition takes place from August 22 to August 24 in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Reno Low Point Tournament is a 6 team low point tournament  taking place in Reno, Nevada  from August 22 to August 24.



Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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