The Multi-Sport Wheelchair

Designed by Roma Sport and Youth Sport Direct



The Multi-Sport Wheelchair from Roma Sport has been designed in association with Youth Sport Direct to encourage youth participation in various sporting activities, including basketball and tennis (not suitable for wheelchair rugby). It has been given a four-star rating by Able Magazine.

The wheelchair is made in the UK and is exclusive to Youth Sport Direct. The wheelchair is available in a series of standard seat width sizes that are colour coordinated, making sizes easy to identify by schools and clubs. The flexibility in the options offers the opportunity for young people of all shapes and sizes to get involved in sport.

Based in Bridgend, South Wales, Roma Sport manufactures high-performance wheelchairs for both sport and active use. The design, measuring, manufacturing and testing of the products are all in-house, 100% made in Great Britain. The Multi-Sport Wheelchair is made of the best quality components which include a durable steel frame, quick-release rear wheels and adjustable footrest. All Multi-Sport Wheelchairs have a weight limit of 12 stone.

The objective was to make the chair as lightweight as possible to enable young people to play sport without too much effort in pushing a heavy frame. With this in mind the wheelchair frame weight is approximately 7.5 kg – with the total weight of the product, frame and wheels, weighing approximately 10.5 kg.

The partnership between Youth Sport Direct and Roma Sport is to provide quality UK made products that can be utilised across a wide range of sports whilst ensuring they are cost effective.

“A high quality entry-level wheelchair that will help make a wide variety of sports accessible to young people.”
Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of British Paralympic Association