FIND A PARA SPORT
Malta Paralympic Committee helps individuals with physical or visual disabilities get active in sport. All you have to do is follow these 3 easy steps:
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
SELECT YOUR PREFERRED SPORT(S)
BOOK YOUR INTRODUCTION SESSION
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Malta Paralympic Committee provides guidance and support to persons with a physical or visual impairment who wish to get active in sport. We will guide you through the process of finding a sport that suits your disability, level of fitness, goals and help answer the many questions you may have! The most important thing is to take your first step with us and start your journey in Para Sport today!
Let's answer some of your questions...
Who is Para Sport for?
Para Sport is sport for persons with certain 'disabilities' or 'impairments' and these may be physical or visual disabilities. This includes disabilities from birth or those acquired over time, such as through an accident or medical condition.
Examples of eligible physical impairments include amputees, wheelchair users, persons who use other mobility assistive devices, short stature (dwarfism), reduced muscle power or range of motion, limb length differences, etc. On the other hand, a visual impairment may range from total loss of sigh to varying degrees of visual impairment
Are beginners welcome?
Yes. Para Sport is open to all persons with physical or visual disabilities - whether you have never tried any sport in your life before, or whether you are a seasoned athlete or sports enthusiast. Para Sport is also open to all genders and ages, from youths and teens, to adults and seniors.
Can you tell me the location, time and frequency of training?
Malta Paralympic Committee is not a sports club but it coordinates with various sports clubs and coaches across different sports. The training schedule and location will depend on the sport(s) you chose, availability of the club/coach, and other factors such as whether you require 1-to-1 personalised training, introductory sessions and your experience in the sport.
What happens next once I have signed up online?
Once you have filled in the online form above, you will be contacted by Malta Paralympic Committee to set up an online or in person introductory session. The aim of this sessions is to go through the information you provided and support you in finding the right sport and sports club for you!
Applicants may be accompanied by family relatives, medical professionals (such as your doctor or your physio) or educational professionals (such as learning support educators) for the introductory session, as this will help us better understand your disability. You should provide us with as much information as possible, including on your medical condition, to allow us to guide you.
Moving from the introductory session to the sport(s) I wish to practice.
Keeping up your training and staying in touch with MPC
Following the introductory sessions with MPC mentioned in the previous section, we will help you coordinate your first training session with the chosen sports club/coach. Representatives of MPC will aim to accompany you on your first training session. We typically coordinate with the sports club/coach so that at this session you are given 1-to-1 initial assessment and guidance.
The goal is to finish off the first session by agreeing on your training schedule with the sports club/coach.
Once you have settled in and found your rhythm in your sport(s), MPC will continue to provide ongoing mentoring, support and guidance.
We aim to work hand-in-hand with you, your sports club/coach and your relatives, assistances or other key individuals, to maximise the benefits of your journey in Para Sport. We want to see you benefit from a healthy and independent lifestyle.
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