- Identifying ‘talent’ is something that is very difficult to quantify at grassroots level but everyone can be involved!
- Having asked a number of coaches to describe what a 'talented athlete' looks like there have been a number of responses, from somebody who has commitment, dedication, raw talent and drive through to someone who has the power, strength and physical capabilities to succeed.
If you'd like to be made aware of opportunities coming up please fill out the athlete tracker form at the foot of this page and return it to UKA - it'll enable us to make sure no budding disabled athlete misses out on the opportunities available to them.
- Athletics has a wide range of options and the different events can ensure that everybody is catered for. We can ensure that disabled people consider athletics and are supported to try the sport!
- The best place to get an opportunity to try the sport and work with coaches to find the most appropriate event is an Athletics Club, while this may sound obvious, some promising disabled athletes don’t consider this to be an option.
- If you would like advice or guidance on finding your local opportunities please contact UKA - or visit the UKA athletics club database.
- There are also a number of Parallel Success opportunities that can be found on the website - just keep on eye on the UKA Academy Event Calendar for more information.
Parallel Success Athlete Tracker Form [PDF 113kb]
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