Great Britain

Great Britain
Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.

It’s at the local level—right here—where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

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Special Olympics Great Britain Contact Info
In Person
2 c/o Two Circles
145 City Road
Hoxton, London
EC1V 1A2 United Kingdom
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Our Areas
Eastern: East Herts, Essex, Norfolk, Peterborough, St Albans, Suffolk
Greater London: Barking and Dagenham, Barnet and Southgate, Croydon & Sutton, Enfield Sports Organisation, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, London Gymnastics, North London, Pedal Power (Hackney), Queens Park Rangers in the Community, Safe Haven Basketball Club, Southwark, The Golf Trust (London), The Newham Ability Camp (Active Newham), The Tennis Foundation (London)
North West: Blackpool Polar Bears, Bryn Specials Badminton Club, Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire North and West, Ellesmere Port, Chester and Neston, Garstang School of Gymnastics, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Rossendale Special Ski Club
Northern: Beamish Dynamos (North Durham), Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Northern Region Judo, Northumberland, Skelton/Cleveland, Sunderland, Teesdale
Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway, Forth Valley, Grampian, Highland, Lothian, Scotland West, Tayside
South East: Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings and Rother, Hollywater Judo Club (Bordon), Orpington Sharks, South East Kent, South East Ski Group, Surrey, Worthing
South West: Cornwall, Exeter and District, Gloucestershire, North Devon (Barnstaple), Plymouth and District, Somerset, Swindon, West of England
Southern: Basingstoke, Bournemouth and District, Electric Eels (Windsor), Guernsey Special Gym Club, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Milton Keynes Dons SET, Norwood (Ravenswood Berkshire), Oxfordshire, Reading Cygnets, SNUGS (Milton Keynes), Solent, South East Hampshire, Southampton OTARS
Wales: Brecon, Brickfield Rangers FC (Wrexham), Bridgend Sharks, Cardiff and Vale, Cardiff Chameleons, Carmarthenshire, Haverfordwest Gymnastics Club, Mega Allsorts (Caerphilly), Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club, Penarth Gym Club, Swansea Stingrays, Valleys, Wrexham Athletics Club, Wrexham Multisport
West Midlands: Birmingham, City of Birmingham, Coleshill, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Midland Mencap, North Shropshire, North Staffordshire, North Warwickshire, Redditch, Sandwell, Solihull, Stafford, Sutton Coldfield, Wasps (Coventry), West Midlands Golf Group, West Midlands Ski Group, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire
Yorkshire & Humberside: Able2 Pontefract, Borough of Kirklees, Bradford, City of Hull, City of York, Dearne Valley, Harrogate Gateway FC, Leeds Stars, North Yorkshire, Pontefract Collieries FC, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, York TennisAbility, Yorkshire Special Needs Powerlifting Club