Introduction and Background
Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to be returning to Dundee & Angus College for our 6th Tayside Parasport Festival.
It is especially exciting to offer this opportunity following the Paralympic Games in Tokyo last year where thousands of athletes from over 100 countries competed and inspired the next generation of young people with a disability.
The Parasport Festival is designed to introduce pupils from mainstream schools with a physical, visual or hearing impairment from across Angus, Perth & Kinross and Dundee to try new and exciting sports. It has been identified that individuals living with physical, visual and hearing are significantly under-represented when it comes to participating in weekly sport or physical activity. Our festival will be delivered by some of the best clubs and coaches available in Tayside.
After the event, the Scottish Disability Sport regional manager Graeme Doig will make contact to share local opportunities, pathways available and support transition into weekly participation.
Please use this link to watch our ‘Get Involved’ video go find out a bit more.
This year we have added a second day to our festival to incorporate water sports at Perth Leisure Pool.
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 - Registration will take place between 9:45am – 10:15am.
The event will start promptly at 10:15am and finish at 2.15pm
Dundee & Angus College, Gardyne Campus, Gardyne Road, Dundee, DD5 1NY
Sports include Boccia, Badminton, Judo, Football, Powerchair Football, Athletics, Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball and Goalball
Saturday 5th March 2022 – Registration from 10am
The event will start promptly at 10.15am and finish at 12.15pm
Perth Leisure Pool, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH
Sports include Swimming, Kayaking and Canoeing
For Wednesday event, there is a café within the college however it is recommended that you bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks with you.
What should my child wear?
Please wear clothes and appropriate footwear suitable for participation in indoor physical activity and sport. Bring swimwear and a towel for the water sports session.
What do we do when we get there?
There will be a registration desk set up outside the sports hall where you can sign in for the event. There will be students around on the day to guide you. You will be given your group timetable for the day and a Parasport Festival t-shirt to keep.
What if I have more questions?
Please contact Graeme Doig, Tayside Regional Development Manager for Scottish Disability Sport at email@example.com.
Closing date for entries is Friday 28th February 2022.
How to apply
Register online at: