Listed here are just some of the many sports & activities available in and around Aberdeen. If you’d like to get involved have a look below or if you know of any others not on the list, please get in touch and let us know. thanks.
Remember to check out our ‘Clubs Calendar‘ to see all the clubs and activities we offer in your area.
Participants will take part and develop run, jump and throw skills. ASV also offers RaceRunning a para athletic discipline for all those with physical disabilities affecting the lower body. Our purpose-built bikes
help participants propel themselves along the track in a running motion, whilst sessions develop speed & balance.
Tel: 01224 438900
Badminton in Scotland is alive and flourishing – and nowhere is that more prevalent than Aberdeen, where new standards in getting everyone involved in the sport are being set.
Bucksburn Inclusive Badminton Session embodies the broad appeal and accessibility of the sport, and is a shining example of how shuttlers of all ages and abilities can compete in the same environment.
The session has been running for eight weeks at Bucksburn Academy and is attracting people who use wheelchairs, an amputee player, people with autism and children with learning difficulties who take on mainstream players, such as parents, siblings and guardians.
For more information:
This fun target ball sport involves propelling a Boccia ball by rolling, throwing or kicking it towards a target jack ball. EnAble Boccia is ideal for all people with a disability.
Tel: 01224 438900
Paddle-Ability clubs and centres offer dedicated support for paddlers with a disability. This British Canoeing initiative seeks to focus on the ability in paddling rather than disability.
Many clubs and paddling centres offer opportunities for disabled people. But those with Paddle-Ability affiliation specifically focus on Starter Sessions for paddlers with disabilities. This makes them a great place to start paddling.
Check out their website here.
MS MORAY CURLING SESSIONS
Following a Trycurling event and a 4-week beginners course for members of MS Moray who wished to continue with the sport, a regular, weekly curling session has been established & has expanded to include other MS Moray members. There are wheelchair curlers, cue curlers (for people with mobility issues) and mainstream curlers all participating. There will be opportunities for this group to integrate into the Moray Province competitions and leagues if they wish.
We are always prepared to consider assisting anyone to participate in the sport of curling but it is dependent on the availability of coaches who are all volunteers. Please contact us first to discuss and we will try and accommodate any person or group.
SCOTTISH CURLING TRUST
The Scottish Curling Trust works in partnership with Scottish Curling to develop its multiple curling disability pathways. The disability programmes are funded by the Scottish Curling Trust and delivered using experienced staff from the Scottish Curling.
The Scottish Curling Trust works to support the advancement of public participation in sport to enable more people to further enhance their active lifestyles.
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AMPUTEE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND
AFAS aims to promote and develop the sport of amputee football in Scotland. Working with football clubs and Scottish football’s governing bodies, their aim is to create a Scottish amputee football league. They create opportunities for amputees and those with congenital limb differences to play football at grassroots, club and national level, both for fun and competitively.
ENABLE POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL
Powerchair football is an international disability sport for individuals in motorised wheelchairs. Our EnAble Powerchair Football classes allow participants to have fun whilst learning the basics of Powerchair Football.
Tel: 01224 438900
SDS is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of all sports for children, athletes and players of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. SDS has the vision of developing opportunities and improving performance in disability sport for children, athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability in Scotland and contributing to UK and international initiatives.
For more information on what’s available in your area, your local contact is:
‘We have a unique mission, to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.
In a wild, unpredictable and challenging environment, people discover new personal depths. That is true for everyone, because the sea does not discriminate. On our ships people engage in a continuous, residential experience and live in close quarters. They are often disconnected from elements of modern life. That means that people are more present in the moment and their learning experience is accelerated. We give everyone responsibilities that have real consequences. People learn that risky activities can be safe when managed responsibly. Our tall ships are uniquely accessible and are crewed by a diverse community of mixed abilities, circumstances and ages. On JST voyages social, demographic and physical barriers are broken down and disability and disadvantage fade into the background.’
For more information about JST sailing trips check out their website here.
Trust Rugby International (tri), is a Scottish based registered charity with a national, international and intercultural remit. Founded in 2010, Trust Rugby International is a proactive organisation whose goal is to bring diverse individuals and communities together by using the game of rugby in all its’ forms. We are one of only a handful of fully unified, full contact rugby teams in the world.
What is ’unified‘ Rugby?
Unified Rugby is where players with and without disabilities train, play and compete in the same team playing contact and touch rugby.
Why do it?
To remove barriers and enable participation for certain individuals that may be prevented from benefiting from the life enhancing experiences Rugby generates.
How does it work?
We play contact rugby with a system that follows the World Rugby age grade laws with certain adaptations.
Tel: 044 1926 356290
The SDGC was created in January 2018 and is a Registered Scottish Charity. This brand new charity brought together two previously well established groups, the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (established in 2004) and the Disabled Curlers Scotland (established in 2014), to provide and develop year-round sports opportunities for disabled people across the country.
Check out their website here.
Providing an inclusive snowsports program, to break down barriers associated with autism/disabilities
“At Aberdeen Snowsports we offer lessons to clients with varying degrees of additional support needs/disabilities. Sometimes we refer to these lessons as ‘adaptive’ or ‘ASN’ (additional support needs).
We welcome individuals to visit our Centre prior to booking lessons. If you would like to arrange a visit:
Please phone Beth on 01224 810215 or
ABERDEEN SPORTS VILLAGE
For more information contact Jess Chisholm at email@example.com,
Tennis Aberdeen provides a range of tennis opportunities across Aberdeen. We deliver tennis activity from drop-in sessions to a professional coaching programme (Aberdeen Tennis Academy). You can also book a court and play at any of our tennis facilities – just select the links below.
The flagship of Tennis Aberdeen activity is Aberdeen Tennis Centre, an indoor and outdoor tennis facility connected to the LTA (British Governing Body for Tennis) national tennis framework. We also deliver programmes at Ruthrieston Outdoor Sport Centre, a 6 court park site located in the West End of Aberdeen (Pitstruan Place).
For more information contact:
Fiona Rennie on 0122479164 or 01224507748
The Grampian Flyers basketball club is the premier basketball club in the North East of Scotland. Working closely with local league clubs, local authority partners and our national governing body, Basketball Scotland, to ensure both participation in physical activity to improve health inequalities and develop talented youngsters to fulfill their potential and reach international standard.
We strive to ensure that there is a high standard of competition across the region, and to offer players with potential the opportunity to compete at higher levels of competition. We have an inclusive approach to all players that wish to join, helping identify the opportunities that would best suit their ability level. We have a network of development coaches that will help each player reach their potential.
Training/Playing Venue: Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR
Training: Mondays (Junior 6-8pm Seniors 8-10pm)
Contact for more information: http://www.flyersbasketball.co.uk/contact-us/