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Ability sports for individuals with a disability

Regular activities


Rising Stars

Rising Stars sessions allow young people with a disability to try a variety of fun sports.


Venue
Day and time
Age
Cost
Sarum Academy, Salisbury
Fridays 4pm - 5pm
8 - 16
£3
Trowbridge Sports Centre
Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm
8 - 16
£3
Devizes School
Mondays 5pm - 6pm
8 - 16
£3
Sheldon School, Chippenham
Thursdays 5pm - 6pm
8 - 16
£3

For more information about the Rising Stars programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 07917 262686.

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Wiltshire Wildcats Basketball Club offer weekly sessions for all abilities aged 8 and above.

Wheelchairs are provided.

Venue
Day and time
Age
Cost
Tidworth Leisure Centre
Saturdays 2pm - 4pm (term-time only)
8+
£2

For more information about Wiltshire Wildcats Wheelchair Basketball Club please contact wildcatswbb@live.co.uk

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The Wiltshire Boccia Club is a new and exciting opportunity for people with disabilities and their friends/siblings to come along and take part in a Paralympic sport.

Boccia is a non-contact sport that relies upon the skill of the player rather than size, speed and strength. A ball can be propelled by rolling, throwing or kicking. A ramp can be used if required.

Venue
Day and time
Age
Cost
Cornerstones Community Centre, Brickley Lane, Devizes
Alternate Saturdays 10am - 12noon
All ages
£2

For more information about Wiltshire Boccia Club please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 07917 262686.

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As well as schools, the inclusion sports coaches also plan, manage and deliver a number of community-based activities.

For more information about the Community Inclusive Coach Programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 07917 262686.

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Fit club

Venue
Day and time
Age
Cost
Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury
Mondays 6:30pm - 8pm
16+
£3
Trowbridge Sports Centre
Wednesdays 5:15pm - 6:15pm
16+
£3
Olympiad Leisure Centre, Chippenham
Thursdays 10:45am - 11:45am
16+
£3

For more information please email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or phone 07917 262686

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Holiday activities

Details for 2017 will be published as soon as they are available

For more information about the inclusive holiday activity programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 07917 262686.

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Other information

The Short Breaks programme is an external funding pot which allows organisations to deliver opportunities for young people with disabilities up to the age of 19.

Currently we have opportunities available for young people to access in swimming, football and cricket.

For more information about the Short Breaks programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 07917 262686.

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Schools, clubs and community groups can hire sports chairs that are suitable for wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.

Wheelchairs are availiable to hire for schools and other organisations on a half day and daily basis:

  • Half day - £120 (up to 3 hours)
  • Full day - £180 (up to 6 hours)

The cost of the chairs include:

  • Transport of chairs to selected location.
  • A full qualified, DBS checked level 2 spots coach who will facilitate all aspects of the session.
  • Fun drills and games working on chair handling, spot specific skills and finishing off with a game.

For more information about wheelchair hire please contact Terry Bathe terry.innov9sportzc.i.c@gmail.com or 07837 535499.

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2016 disability sports programme brochure

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The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.

Ken Doherty
Last updated: 11 January 2017 | Last reviewed: 11 January 2017