Opportunity To Enjoy & Play Sport
Sport Kingston is committed to ensure that people of all abilities have the opportunity to enjoy and play sport.
Since October 1999 sports clubs have had to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled people, such as providing extra help or making changes to the way they provide their service.
These changes could be as small as ensuring that lockers and coat hooks are the correct height for wheelchair users or provide training for Coaches. Most of the changes are not difficult and just need common sense and looking at things from a different perspective.
There are many organisations that can support your club by offering ideas, information, workshops and other initiatives to help make your club inclusive.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on these pages then contact Sport Kingston and we will do our best to answer your query.
If you are looking to set up or develop a disability section or simply need advice then contact the Active Kingston Team.
Phone: 020 8547 5006
Activity Alliance brings our members, partners and disabled people together to make active lives possible. Collectively, we continue to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport.
British Blind Sport
At British Blind Sport, we help blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. We encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports charity supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential and putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything we do.
YMCA Inclusive Lives
The YMCA Inclusive Lives Project is an exciting project across Kingston, Richmond and Merton that aims to:
- Increase supportive art, dance and exercise activities for all ability and mobility levels
- Provide support, education and employment opportunities for disabled people and those with a mental illness
- Celebrate and build awareness of living with a disability in the community
Special Olympics Surrey
Special Olympics Surrey aims to:
- Provide quality sports training 48 weeks in each year – to encourage fitness, commitment and discipline through sport.
- Provide as many Special Olympics athletes with the opportunity to participate, train and compete in as wide a variety of sports and events as possible.
- Provide quality Coaching.
- Help athletes develop social skills and build friendships through the interaction and team spirit of their sports training and competition.
- Provide athletes with the experience of new cultures when travelling abroad.
- Encourage athletes to compete and participate rather than have an emphasis on winning.
- Promote the inclusion of people with an intellectual disability in mainstream sport.
Disability Sports Coach
Here at Disability Sports Coach, we believe that disabled people should be physically active. We create worthwhile sport and physical activity opportunities that have a positive impact on disabled people’s lives
- We ensure this by…
- Delivering high quality sports and physical activity provision for the community and educational organisations
- Maintaining expert knowledge of disability sport
- Educating the next generation of aspiring coaches, leaders or teachers
How have we achieved this so far?
- We have delivered 5,000 hours of physical activity in the last 3 years
- We have trained 6,000 sports coaches, across 300 courses
- We have established a network of London wide DSC Community Clubs