Glasgow

Listed here are just some of the many sports & activities available in and around Glasgow.  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.

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.

Find out more on their website here or contact Ashley Reid at [email protected]

The creative care team provide all kinds of craft for you to get involved in at Brackenbrae House, Brackenbrae Road/Kenmure Avenue; Bishopbriggs, G64 2BU.

For information contact:

Nan Middleton – 0141 956 2196

Sandy McKinven – 0141 942 4717

Brackenbrae House – 0141 772 7797 during class times.

Check out their Facebook page here.

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.

For more information about what’s available in your area click here.

FREE WHEEL NORTH

Free Wheel North is a cycling development charity working towards creating a fairer, healthier society by enabling people of all ages and abilities to cycle as part of their everyday life.

“We teach and encourage people of all ages and abilities to cycle. We have a dedicated team of cycle trainers with many years experience in delivering specialist group and individual instruction”

More information here.

SIR CHRIS HOY VELODROME

Glasgow Life has Para cycling track sessions available at the Velodrome.  Para cycling sessions are dedicated coaching sessions for riders with physical and learning disabilities who want to keep fit and develop their skills and technique through coached sessions.
Do you know of someone that has visual impairment and interested in cycling? We have recruited several tandem pilots to support tandem riding also.
For more info click here.

Glasgow Riding for the Disabled Association

“To give people with disabilities the opportunity to learn to ride or drive a horse and benefit from this therapeutic activity and to support this activity by ensuring they can learn in a pleasant, safe and supportive environment.”

Established in 1987, the RDA Glasgow Group is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving. With the help of over 150 volunteers, the RDA Glasgow Group offers 47 hours of classes per week, providing opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, well being and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination. The Group works with people from the Greater Glasgow area.

Check out their website for more information here.

‘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.

‘Glasgow’s ultimate indoor go karting experience is accessible for everyone! The Experience provides Scotland’s only dedicated accessible karting programme for individuals with additional support needs or disabilities. Here you can enjoy a thrilling and safe go-karting experience in one of our accessible karts including side-by-side, tandem and hand controls. Depending on need and preference, you can be trained to drive or be driven by a fully-trained member of the accessible karting team. With electric go-karts reaching top speeds of 35mph on a hair-raising indoor track full of twists, turns and inclines, it’s no wonder we see familiar faces return week after week!’

For more information check out their website here.

Disability Motorsport Scotland is the first Scottish charity to offer free motorsport taster sessions to an entire country’s disabled inhabitants. We will facilitate disability motorsport opportunities and cater for the needs of persons who have an interest in racing.’

Check out their website here.

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.

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:

GLASGOW DISABILITY SPORT

Gordon McCormack

Email: [email protected]

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE DISABILITY SPORT

Marion Wotherspoon

Email: [email protected]

DISABILITY SNOWSPORTS UK

DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with their disability. We are committed to enabling all disabled people to redefine their relationship with not just the snow, but with all aspects of their lives. We are committed to enabling all people to participate in snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

Venue: Snow Factor, King’s Inch Rd, Renfrew PA4 8XQ

More information check out their website: https://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/adaptive-lessons/dsuk-glasgow

Glasgow Disability Tennis run wheelchair tennis coaching and competitions. The coaching takes place indoors at Scotstoun on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Their tennis coach is an ex paralympian GB wheelchair player. They have sports chairs available.

Check them out here for more details.

 

GLASGOW ROCKS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM

The Club is open to anyone with a physical disability who would enjoy playing Wheelchair Sport. They have a number of players who have represented Great Britain at both senior and junior levels, in Wheelchair Basketball including at the Paralympics. Their coaches are qualified through GBWBA accredited courses, ensuring their members are given the best coaches available.

Training/Playing Venue: St Ninian’s High School, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen, Giffnock, G46 6UG

Training Days/Times: Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 8pm – 9.45pm.

They are also starting up a junior session on Friday evenings at St Ninian’s, time tbc.

More info here.

SCOTTISH WOMEN WARRIORS

Club contact: 07764 299 773

Training/Playing Venue: Jordanhill Sports Hall, 425 Anniesland Road, Glasgow G13 1YQ

Training Days/Times: Mondays 7pm-9pm