Special Olympics GB

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Taking part in the Special Olympics Programme improves the quality of daily life of people with intellectual (learning) disabilities and their families through sport.

Special Olympics Great Britain was established in 1978 as part of Special Olympics Inc. Special Olympics GB is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Through 150 clubs in England, Scotland and Wales, they provide training and competition programmes in 26 sports.

Special Olympics is a  recognised member of the Olympic family with a unique role to play. The Paralympics provides sports competitions for elite level disabled athletes with physical and sensory disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, while Special Olympics fosters community sport year-round at all levels for those with intellectual disabilities.

Since their formation in 1978 as part of the global Special Olympics Movement, Special Olympics Great Britain has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people through sport.There are currently 150 Special Olympics clubs in Great Britain, run by over 4,000 volunteers, and involving 8,000 athletes who benefit from our sports programme.


Wakefield Special Olympics Branch

Main contact: Mrs Doreen Manousios  Tel. No. 01924 368360

Athletes registered with Wakefield Special Olympics have the opportunity to train at the WALC sessions.

Able 2 Pontefract (Associate member)

Main Contact - Stephen Peace  Tel. No. 07551 648661


Special Olympics Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Contact: Mrs Janet Nolan Tel. no.


Special Olympics National Office Main Contact:


For more information about the Special Olympics visit their website: