At Divoky Riding Centre, they welcome adults and young people with disabilities and their highly experienced team can provide safe and enjoyable lessons for any level of rider. They have a great selection of horses and ponies available for your lesson, or they can teach you on your own horse if you prefer.
They run weekend sessions and weekday sessions, which can be suited to complete beginners, novices and/or competitors. At the club children are split into ability groups for riding lessons.
A number of multi-sport activity days are delivered throughout the county during school holidays, providing young people with disabilities aged 8 – 19 years the chance to access sport outside of school. The holiday programme provides participants with the opportunity to try new sports, meet new people, develop friendships, learn new skills and improve their confidence. All activities are delivered between 10.30am – 2.30pm and is £15 per session. Inclusive cricket will take place on Tuesday 14 August at Winterbourne Cricket Club, Salisbury. To book, email email@example.com or call 07917 262686.
Salisbury City Council are pleased to announce the launch of their Pan Disability Football team for young people aged 12-16.
Developed in partnership with Salisbury Rovers and Wiltshire Council, the Council are looking to provide young people who have a disability the opportunity to get involved in playing football. The team is open to all abilities, those with previous playing experience through to those without.
Sessions will start at 5.30pm on Monday 25 June at Victoria Park Bowls Club, SP1 3JH. They will last an hour and provide participants the opportunity to get involved with fun, inclusive footballing activities. Subsequent sessions will take place every Monday for an initial 5 weeks, with the view to continuing depending on the number of participants.
In celebration of the home nations success at the Commonwealth Games the Big Pledge: Beat the Clock 8 week activity challenge is back!!
Rob Paget, Wiltshire Council’s Disability Sports Development Officer has created an “Ability Sports” Team.
All Rising stars, Fit club, Boccia, football, adapted cycling and any PE at school counts. In fact any physical activity counts towards the challenge including walking and housework! The team is not only for individuals with a disability – Rob will be inputting his totals and he hopes that parents/carers will also sign up too.
To sign up:
Follow the link below and hit the ‘Sign up’ button.
Enter your details then select ‘Big Pledge Beat the Clock Team Challenge’
Tick ‘Join a Team’ and enter ‘Ability Sports’ for the team name
England Rugby have worked closely with Premiership Rugby to create a 12 week, school rugby programme aimed at engaging young people who are 16 years old and above with special educational needs. The aim of the programme is for more young adults with special educational needs playing rugby regularly by being part of mixed ability rugby teams.
Bath Rugby Foundation is working hard to develop opportunities for disabled people to engage in various forms of the game with the above project being a FREE opportunity. The project is aimed at local groups who engage with a post 16 audience with Bath Rugby looking to attend a block of already existing sessions to raise interest.
The main aim of the Project Rugby sessions is for young adults aged 16+ years to transition across to the new Mixed Ability Rugby team Bath Rugby are looking to set-up in this area.
This is a great opportunity to try a new activity within the Salisbury area.
Anyone interested in finding out more information should contact Becks Toan at Bath Rugby Foundation directly by email
Wiltshire Wheels for All was launched on Saturday 15 July at Salisbury Athletics Track. People of all ages and abilities turned up and found a bike to suit their needs. The event was deemed a huge success by the organisations involved in setting up their new scheme; Wiltshire Council, South Wilts Mencap and Cycling Projects.
Many thanks to Jane Batchelor of SWM and Rob Paget of Wiltshire Council for their getting this up and running.
The new club starts on Monday 17 July and you can find out more about it here.