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Inclusive Sport In Rutland

In Rutland, we aim and strive to ensure all our sporting activities are inclusive. We want to make sure there are opportunities available for everyone, especially those with a disability.

The London 2012 Paralympics showcased the abilities in which Paralympians have and inspired a nation to support disabled athletes as well as disabled participants. We then backed this up at the Rio Paralympics 2016 where our GB athletes demonstrated determination, courage, inpsiration and equality. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport click this link to keep up to date with whats happening on a national scale.

Local Opportunities

Aiming High Activities - Contact Aiming High team on aiminghigh@rutland.gov.uk. or 01572 722577

  • ACE climbing club - First Sunday of the month, 10-11.30am, Rockblok, Rutland Water, Whitwell. Age range 8-25 years.
  • Boccia - First Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm, Greetham Community Centre. Age range 8-25 years.
  • Trampolining - Tuesdays 4-6.30pm, Oakham C of E Primary School. Age range 5-25 years.
  • Rutland Conquerors Basketball - Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm during term-time, Catmose Sports Centre. Age range 11-25. £2 per session.

Rutland Roteract Family Support Centre Activities - Contact RRFSC on rrfsc@hotmail.co.uk or 07402 090603.

  • Introduction to swimming lessons - Saturdays during term-time, Oakham C of E. For children under 5 years with parents. £5.50 per session.
  • Special needs swimming lessons - Saturday afternoons during term-time at Oakham C of E and Catmose Sports Centre swimming pools. Age range 5-25 years. £5.50 per session.
  • Complex needs swimming lessons - Inspire2Tri offer sessions in a hydrotherapy pool for those children and young people with the most complex physical needs.
  • Horse riding lessons - Sunday afternoons, Chestnut Farm Stables, East Norton. Sessions are provided in 6 week blocks throughout the year. Age range 5-25 years. £8 per session.

Other local activities:

  • Adult trampolining - Wednesdays 6-7pm, Catmose Sports Centre. Parents/carers aged 18+. Contact Amanda Mathers on rutlandtrampolineclub@gmail.com, 01572 724989 or 07894 991980
  • Tap to it Dance by RYDA - Thursdays 4.30-5.15pm, Brightways. Age 6+. Contact Sarah Bell on sarah@rutlanddance.co.uk or 07505 970808
  • Step to it Dance by RYDA - Thursdays 5.15-6pm, Brightways. Age range 12-25 years. Contact Sarah Bell on sarah@rutlanddance.co.uk or 07505 970808
  • Adult Multi-Sports Club - Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm, Active Rutland Hub, Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell, LE15 7TU. £2 per session. Contact Glynn on gattiwell@rutland.gov.uk or 01572 758403.
  • Brightways Boccia Club - Wednesday 3-4pm term-time only, Brightways, Catmose Campus. FREE. Contact Lauren on LCotton@rutland.gov.uk.
  • Sailability - Thursdays 10am-3pm (all year) and Saturdays 9am-12pm (April-October), Rutland Sailing Club, Rutland Water, Edith Weston. Contact Chris on c.j-mynard@tiscali.co.uk / 01832 280351 or Linda on linda@hal5000.co.uk / 01780 764029.
  • Ketton Junior Triathlon Club - specific triathlon training sessions for children/adolescents with additional needs during the holidays, £15 per 3 sessions (29th-31st May and 21st-23rd August, 10-10.45am and 11.15am-12pm). Ketton Scouts Hut, Pitt Lane, Ketton, PE9 3SZ. Contact Caroline on caroline.hattee@btinternet.com.

Deliver Disability Sport

Are you a sports club/fitness instructor or activity provider and would like to start or improve your inclusive activties, contact the Sport and Active Recreation Team and see how we can help.

Alternatively visit http://parasport.org.uk/ and register your activities on the website so that individuals are aware of what sessions are already taking place.

There are a range of courses, workshops and training provided to support those who are inclusive. Visit http://www.lrsport.org/workforceprogramme for more information or see below.

Other Inclusive Opportunities

Ellesmere College support structure for disability sport and physical activity throughout Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Click on their logo to go to their website.

This link http://www.lrsport.org/disabilitysport provides information on Leicester-Shire and Rutland based projects in your local area as well as this, LRS have their own legacy maker dedicated to inclusive sports. For any information or queries please contact Lucy Rogan on lrogan@ellesmere.leicester.sch.uk or phone on: 0116 289 4242 Ext: 146

Useful Website Links

National Disability Sports Organisations


Glynn Attiwell

Active Rutland Hub Co-ordinator

Rutland County Council

Active Rutland Hub
Oakham Enterprise Park
Ashwell Road
LE15 7TU
07973 855520 / 01572 758403