Sports and Active Leisure

There are lots of different active sports opportunities in York. Below are some examples of some of the activities designed specifically for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Family Information Service have a database with lots of inclusive sports and activities so if you can't see what you are looking for then get in touch. Also the Sports and Active Leisure team have a range of inclusive sports and activities for you to try.

 

 

Bowlsability @ New Earswick & District Indoor Bowls Club

Bowlsability is an inclusive sports session for all ages and abilities. An afternoon session runs all year round on Fridays 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm. Cost per session £3.00. Lunches available from 11.30 am. New Earswick & District Indoor Bowls Club is a partner organisation of Special Olympics City of York.

Energi Friendly

Tuesday, Thursday: On Tuesdays and Thursdays*, Energi Trampoline Park is transformed into a haven for youngsters with additional needs. We have designed two sessions in partnership with local charities, professionals and parents, to ensure your child’s needs are met. For those with physical disabilities or syndromes our Tuesday sessions are the perfect way to enjoy the park, whilst we tinker with the environment on Thursday’s to cater for those on the autistic spectrum. Siblings are welcome to both sessions. We have a ground floor seating area with table service and step free access into the park. Please note we do not have lift or ramp access to the trampolines or café.

First York Boccia Club

Thursday: Boccia is a sport similar to bowls designed to be played by people with disabilities. It is an official Paralympic sport and can be played sitting down. There are devices for wheelchairs available. Each session comprises of warm up skill activities followed by a game of Boccia. There is also a social half hour. Relevant support is welcomed; carers or parents can either stay if they want to, or can return later. £3.00 per hour/ £4.oo for two hours First York Boccia is a partner organisation of Special Olympics City of York. £3.00 for 1 hour/£4.00 for 2 hours. For further information contact Carol Walker – 07815 728945

New Earswick Disabled Swimming Club

Wednesday, Friday: pandisability 9mental and physical disabilites)- over 16 years Membership £15 per annum and carers go free First swim is free and £3 per session thereafter

Special Olympics City Of York

: The mission of Special Olympics Great Britain is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of skills, gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. As a Special Olympics Great Britain branch member, Special Olympics City of York welcomes and encourages new participants with intellectual (learning) disabilities to take part in sports training and competition with our partner organisations/clubs, City of York Athletics Club, New Earswick Indoor Bowls Club, First York Boccia Club, First York Kurling Club, York Disability Tennis Network and Special Olympics City of York Swimming. Sports available are Athletics, Boccia, Bowls, New Age Kurling, Swimming and Tennis. Table tennis will be introduced shortly. We are also seeking volunteers, in a variety of roles, to support our athletes in their activities and would welcome the opportunity to support any mainstream sports club seeking to become fully inclusive. For more information please contact Hannah Higginson on 01904 551431, 07836320311 or hannah.higginson@york.gov.uk

Special Olympics City of York Swimming

The Special Olympics City of York Swimming Club provides quality training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities. Professional coaching is provided by Adams Aquatics. Learn to swim 11.30-12.00 (pan disabilities) Swim improvers 12:00-12:30 (pan disabilities) Coaching for competition 12:30-13:30 FREE taster session

York Disability Tennis Network @ University Of York/ Rowntree Park

Wednesday: York Disability Tennis Network is a not for profit organisation, started in April 2014 by Andy Crockett and Jill King with help from the Tennis Foundation and City of York Council. It provides specialist disability sessions for those who wish to play socially or compete within disability specific tournaments. This includes Blind Tennis, Deaf Tennis, Learning Disability Tennis (in conjunction with Special Olympics City Of York SOCOY) and Wheelchair Tennis at a number of venues around York. York Disability Tennis Network is part of the Me2 campaign run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and are now listed within their website and literature as a Deaf Friendly organisation. Both Jill and Andy are studying online for their Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language. Jill and Andy have also completed a course on Autism Awareness to enable a greater understanding of the Autism Spectrum. We also have direct contact with the GB National Coach in both Deaf and Special Olympics Tennis and are gaining experience in Wheelchair Tennis. We currently run sessions at David Lloyd, Wigginton Tennis Club and Joseph Rowntree School. If you would like something organising near you in the North Yorkshire Area please contact us and we will do our utmost to meet your requirements. Other session times can be found here: www.ydtn.org.uk/

York Disability Tennis Network @ Wigginton Tennis Club

Saturday: Saturday Sessions: 4-5pm - Wheelchair Tennis 5-6pm Learning Disability Tennis York Disability Tennis Network is a not for profit organisation, started in April 2014 by Andy Crockett and Jill King with help from the Tennis Foundation and City of York Council. It provides specialist disability sessions for those who wish to play socially or compete within disability specific tournaments. This includes Blind Tennis, Deaf Tennis, Learning Disability Tennis (in conjunction with Special Olympics City Of York SOCOY) and Wheelchair Tennis at a number of venues around York. York Disability Tennis Network is part of the Me2 campaign run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and are now listed within their website and literature as a Deaf Friendly organisation. Both Jill and Andy are studying online for their Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language. Jill and Andy have also completed a course on Autism Awareness to enable a greater understanding of the Autism Spectrum. We also have direct contact with the GB National Coach in both Deaf and Special Olympics Tennis and are gaining experience in Wheelchair Tennis. We currently run sessions at David Lloyd, Wigginton Tennis Club and Joseph Rowntree School. If you would like something organising near you in the North Yorkshire Area please contact us and we will do our utmost to meet your requirements. Additonal session details can be found on the website.

York Tennisability

Saturday: Disability tennis coaching for juniors and adults with learning (Intellectual ) disabilities. There is also occasional training available and competition & social opportunities. £5.50 per session or £33.00 for a 6 week block. Also associated with The Tennis Foundation and Special Olympics Great Britain.

 

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