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, football, swimming, gym sessions, exercise classes, and adapted cycling.

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

The Sessions below are NEW sessions and are not included on the above posters

Blind and partially sighted Football

Cambridge United are delighted to announce weekly blind football sessions for both children and adults. The sessions will be run by qualified blind and partially sighted football coaches every week.

  • Saturdays
  • 10-11am (Adults), 11am-12noon (Children Under 16yrs)
  • Coleridge Community College, Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ.
  • £3 per person, per session (First 2 sessions FREE)
  • All necessary equipment will be provided.

Parents and friends of participants are welcome to participate as well. For further information please contact communitytrust@cambridge-united.co.uk or call: 01223 566500.

Deaf Football

Cambridge United Community Trust are delivering this new project which will be led by a British Sign language Level 2 coach to provide an opportunity for people aged 14+ to engage with this exciting programme.

  • Saturdays
  • 9:45-10:45am
  • Abbey Astro: at Abbey Leisure Centre, Whitehill Rd, Cambridge CB5 8NT
  • For all abilities and aged 14yrs+
  • £3 per session (first 2 sessions FREE)
  • Starts 7th October 2017

For more information please email: communitytrust@cambridge-united.co.uk

Badminton Club

Aspire Badminton Club run many weekly inclusive sessions for both juniors and adults. This inclusive club is for beginners to county players and all sessions are coached by a Badminton England level 2 coach.

  • Fridays: 6-7pm, 7-8pm (Juniors) 8-10pm (Adults)
  • Saturdays: 1:30-2:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm (Juniors)
  • Trumpington Sports Centre, Lime Avenue, Trumpington, CB2 9HB
  • www.aspire2.club

For more information please contact Philip: 07910 755 135 or email: aspirebc@virginmedia.com

Inclusive Festivals of Sport

Power2inspire have organised 5 festivals of inclusive sport this summer, working with local sport clubs in Cambridge. These festivals are open to all ages and abilities, disabled and able bodies alike. Dates and venues that are still to be held are below or download the poster for more details:

  • Badminton: Saturday 23rd September, 12-2pm. Cambridge University Sports Centre

More details can be seen on the Cambridge Festival of Inclusive Sport poster:  multisport_flyerfinal.pdf [PDF, 205kB] 

or contact Power2inspire at: sally.gibson@power2inspire.org.uk / telephone: 01223 781364

Bootchamps: Fun Sporting Activities for Young People and Adults with Down's Syndrome

  • Mondays 5 - 6pm
  • Starting 25th September 2017
  • Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ
  • Minimum age 12 years old
  • First 3 sessions FREE, £3 per session thereafter
  • Parents/carers encouraged to get involved
  • For more information contact sport@cambridge.gov.uk

Autistic & Learning Difficulties/Disabilities Football

Delivered by Cambridge United Youth and Community Trust. These weekly football sessions are for all abilities, and are held in the main sports hall.

  • Sundays 1-2pm (Children under 14yrs), 2-3pm (14yrs+)
  • Impington Village College Sport Centre, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX
  • £3 per week 

To find out more contact: communitytrust@cambridge-united.co.uk

Frame Football

Delivered by Cambridge United Youth and Community Trust. These weekly football sessions are for all children of all abilities.

  • Sundays
  • 4-5pm
  • Community Room at Histon & Impington Recreation Ground, New rd, CB24 9LU
  • For children aged 4-16yrs
  • £3 per session (First 2 sessions FREE)

For more information please email: communitytrust@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 the Adaptive Martial Arts website

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 via the Cantabrigian Rowing Club website 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.

Inclusive Gymnastics

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. 

  • Mondays
  • 12:45-1:30pm
  • Cambridge Gymnastic Academy, North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Rd, CB4 2JF
  • £3 per session

For more information please contact Cambridge Gymnastic Academy on: 07971 864653 or email: info@cambridgegymnastics.co.uk

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 the Living Sport website.

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.

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