People join Achilles for many reasons and with many goals:
- to improve physical strength
- to build confidence
- to help someone achieve their dream
and all of our members and volunteers work hard to achieve them.
But something else happens at Achilles that few expect, but everyone cherishes. It is the sense of friendship, encouragement, and community that people find with us.
We have always believed that with support, nurturing, and training, people with disabilities could participate and succeed in mainstream sports
Today, with members in over 70 countries, we are still an organization of communities. In training and racing together, disabled and able-bodied athletes learn to support each other and focus on what brings them together, rather than what might keep them apart.