Accessible sport and fitness

There are a number of different and exciting activities for all people with a disability in the city. These are all provided by established local Sports Clubs, led by experienced coaches or instructors. They take place all year round at various venues across the city.

Disability sports activities for adults and young people

Sports include Kung Fu, multi sports, tennis, goalball, boccia, swimming, gym sessions, exercise classes, and adapted cycling.

For more details about these sports, including times and costs, choose from the links below:

Additional sessions to leaflets:

Holiday Sport Club for Young Deaf People

Cambridgeshire Deaf Associaton in conjunction with Sport Works have put together a programme of holiday sports clubs specifically aimed at young deaf people. The aim of the clubs is to provide an opportunity for young deaf people aged 8 to 16 to engage in a variety of sports actvities in an environment that is designed to meet their needs. The clubs are run by coaches and staff who have been trained to design and deliver sessions suitable for deaf participants. In addition, there will be a signer present at all sessions to help ensure everyone attending has a clear communication channel available to them.

  • Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th October
  • 10am-4pm
  • Cambridge University Sports Centre
  • £20 (includes both days)

To find out more about the clubs, the actvities or to book a space on our first club please either telephone Sport Works on 01638 596522 or email us at eainfo@sportworksltd.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Half Term Football

Cambridge United Football Club are running a FREE disability football session during the October half term. The sessions are for all ages and abilities. 

  • Monday 24 October
  • 10am - 12pm
  • Cambridge Regional College Sports Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT
  • FREE
  • Booking required by emailing Phil Mullen: phil.mullen@cambridge-united.co.uk  

Adaptive Martial Arts

Designed for disabled and able bodied modern martial artists:

University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Thursdays, 7.30 to 9.30pm

For more information  contact Neil Kirkland:
Mobile: 07596 455852
Email info@adaptivemartialarts.co.uk
or visit www.adaptivemartialarts.co.uk

Adaptive rowing

Adaptive rowing is the term used to describe rowing that involves the use of equipment that has been adapted to the special needs of rowers that arise from physical, sensory or learning impairments. Whether you dream of competing at the Paralympics, or just fancy the freedom of getting out on the water, express your interest in having a taster session at: www.cantabsrowing.org.uk/adaptive or call Jill on 01223 356681.

Taster sessions are free. Continuing on a regular basis will mean joining the Cantabs rowing club. Membership rates range from £10 to £22 per month, with discretionary fee relief also available.

Rhythm & Moves

Rhythm & Moves is a t'ai chi based fitness and music session, aimed towards adults who have complex and multiple, moderate to severe learning and physical disabilities. A volunteer is on hand to converse in BSL and sign in Makaton, if required.

Mondays, Arbury Community Centre; 10am to 12 noon

The class runs for 40 weeks of the year and costs £5 per session. For more information, email: faradena@yahoo.co.uk.

Blind/VI Football

Cambridge United run this session for children and adults who are blind or have a visual impairment.

Saturdays, Cherry Hinton Village Centre; 3 to 4pm

For more information, contact Phil: phil.mullen@cambridge-united.co.uk or call 07948 407950.

Disability Gymnastics - 16 years plus

Cambridge Gymnastics Academy, North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road

Mondays 12.45 to 1.30pm and  Thursdays 1 to 1.45pm

First session free!  £3 per session - paid in a termly block.

Cambridge gymnastics academy who already offer inclusive classes to children now offer bespoke disability classes for adults at their new dedicated gymnastics facility.  These classes will be tailored to meet the individual needs of participants, by exploring the principles of stretching, balancing, general mobility and of course, gymnastic skills. 

Funding for sport

Free personal support, advice and funding to adults and young people (14+) with a long term health need or disability to get involved in sport is available through Stepping Stone.

Register your interest or see our Living Sport Stepping stone flyer [PDF, 1.8MB] for more information.

Countywide disability activities

For countywide disability activities, visit: www.livingsport.co.uk/our-work/disability-sport/.

Stay in touch with all the news

To receive regular updates from the Sports Development department, please email your name, email address, ward/district of residence and sporting area of interest to: sport@cambridge.gov.uk.

Updates from the service are sent at least once every three months.