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In this section you will find listings for sports-based activities such as movement sessions, bowls, performance art and exercise clubs. For more information on each activity including venue, dates and costs please click on the individual links..

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Multisports activities such as boccia, table tennis, dance and cricket. For adults with any disabilities.

Get Cycling

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For people with disabilities cycling offers exercise, fun, mobility and indendence: but too many cycles are bought without imparitial expert advice, and without the chance to try a range of options out. As a community interest company we see it as our role to help individuals, charities and local authorities to make the right choices. There is no need to buy inappropriate cycles when better and often cheaper solutions are available. To book this service or activity, please contact the organisation using the details provided.

bowls

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This is a fun session for anyone interested in bowling (full length or short mat bowls). Lunch is available from 11.30am.

Chilli BON BON

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Chilli Bon Bon is a community dance/drama group. Chilli BON BON uses sound, music, movement, film, dance, silence, tears and laughter to develop our work. Everyone is welcome, whether disabled or not.

Circle Dance York Explore.

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Circle Dance comes from the tradition of communities dancing together, a tradition which is timeless in origin and yet relevant today in its capacity to foster togetherness. Much of the Cirlce Dance repertoire comes from the Balkan countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Serbio-Croatian cultures, Macedonia and Greece. The dances are sometimes related to a particular time of year or festival but many are done at any gathering of people, at weddings, funerals, festivals or feast days. In fact if you've ever seen Greek dancing, you already have a good idea of what circle dancing is!

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An weekly dance and movement session aimed at people with disabilities and their support worker.

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An integrated dance and movement to music session aimed at people with disabilities and their carers. A fun and lively session to music designed to stimulate the senses and increase range of movement. Tea and coffee are available.

Margaret Morris Movement

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Margaret Morris Method Danceability: Danceability for people with any disability and their carers.

Tennis for All

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Come and learn and play Badminton for anyone who is Deaf or hard of hearing with a GBR Deaf Badminton Coach.

 

Group of disabled athletes.

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This is a group which is gradually expanding due to the good reputation that it has built up over the past years. The sessions which they take part in focus on all aspects of athletics in particularly the Fundamentals with the “ABC” (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination), as well as progression through time trials and measurement sessions along with competitions during the year, of which a record is kept.

Energi Trampoling Park York

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Energi Trampoline Park is transformed into a haven for youngsters with additional needs. We have designed two sessions in partnership with local charities, professionals and parents, to ensure your child’s needs are met.

For those with physical disabilities or syndromes our Tuesday sessions are the perfect way to enjoy the park, whilst we tinker with the environment on Thursday’s to cater for those on the autistic spectrum. Siblings are welcome to both sessions.

We have a ground floor seating area with table service and step free access into the park. Please note we do not have lift or ramp access to the trampolines or café.

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An integrated dance and movement to music session aimed at people with disabilities and their carers. A fun and lively session to music designed to stimulate the senses and increase range of movement. Tea and coffee are available.

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Music and movement for the over 60's.

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Boccia is a sport similar to bowls designed to be played by people with disabilities. It is an official Paralympic sport and can be played sitting down. There are devices for wheelchairs available. Each session comprises of warm up skill activities followed by a game of Boccia. There is also a social half hour with refreshments. Relevant support is welcomed; carers or parents can either stay if they want to, or can return later.

5 Rhythms

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 A dynamic moving mediation suitable for all abilities with no steps or routines to learn. A great way to get back to our bodies, express ourselves, let go of our baggage, open the imagination and still the mind. This is about opening your own dance at your own pace. We dance (usually barefoot) to a wide variety of music. You cannot get it wrong!

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Copmanthorpe Senior Ability Counts coaching for individuals 16+ years old. Training from September to May.

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North East and Yorkshire Regional Cerebral palsy (CP) Team for players with CP aged 16+. Train 12-15 times per year.

City of York Council

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A great fun fitness class held in shallow water up to chest height. The workout will develop your heart and lung performance as well as shaping and toning your body. Aquafit is very low impact as your body mass is supported by the water making it excellent for people with joint problems. The class is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over, or 14 years if accompanied in the pool by an adult and is ideal for both swimmers and non swimmers. Over 14s only and only if accompanied by an adult

Goalball members

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Launched in January 2011 Goalball is a Paralympic sport that primarily caters for people with visual impairments

York St John University Goalball launched in January 2011. The club has two teams (Novice and Intermediate), which compete in a Goalball UK national league. Training takes place on Saturdays in Foss Sports Hall, YO31 7EX. Cost is £2 per person per session, with the first session being FREE OF CHARGE! New players are always welcome and no experience is necessary. Sessions are guided by qualified Goalball leaders and student volunteers.

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Gymability with free induction. The Energise gym has inclusive equipment which is recognised by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative.

York Sport

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Cycling and specialised bikes available for disabled people.

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Inclusive family bowling - pandisability. Individuals and families welcome.

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Jorvik Boccia is a new fortnightly club for people with a physical disability who would like to play in the Boccia England's regional and national competitions.

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Jorvik Warriors are a newly formed Powerchair Football Club and will provide sporting opportunities for physically disabled people. Chairs will be provided.

 

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Sessions are open to anyone with a disability but please ring first to make sure that a place is available.

Riding for the Disabled

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About RDA: At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, showjumping and Hippotherapy to up to 28,000 people each year.

Special Olympics

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Special Olympics Swimming for anyone with a learning disability who wants to learn to swim, improve their technique or train to take part in competition. Coaching is provided by Team Jorvik.

Learn to swim 11 - 11:30am

Swim improvers 11:30 - 12:00pm

Coaching for competition 12:00 - 1pm

Swimability

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This warm water session (30 degrees C) is especially designed for people with disabilities and their carers in this friendly and safe environment. Pool side hoist and easy access available.
All ages, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tennis for All

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The name Tennis for All reflects the belief that anyone can play tennis regardless of age, sex, ability or disability. Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed by everybody, whether they are looking for fitness, social interaction, competition or a combination of these. These coaching sessions enable you to decide what you would like to achieve and for those whose focus is fitness and exercise why not try Cardio Tennis.

 

Tennisability - York

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Disability tennis coaching for juniors and adults with learning disabilities. The sessions run on Saturdays from 11am-12pm at Bootham Junior School tennis courts. There is also occasional training on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. There is also occasional training available and competition & social opportunities.

 

£5.50 per session or £33.00 for a 6 week block. Bev Cairns- 07721 368173. Also associated with The Tennis Foundation and Special Olympics Great Britain.

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The session enables people with disabilities to exercise in the gym with adaptable equipment. Gym instructors are available to assist or give friendly advice. For people aged 16 or over.

York Be-Active - York

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York Be-Active multisports activities such as boccia, table tennis and dance for adults with physical and or learning disabilities. Sessions run at Tang Hall Community Centre, on Mondays 10.00am - 12.00pm, cost £2.50. Please note that this service generally runs through school hours, and is targetted mainly at adults with learning disabilities. Children are welcome to attend, but must be properly supervised by adults.

York Health Walks

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Our York Health Walks scheme provides 15 free group walks of different lengths from 12 different locations within the city of York boundary. Please choose a walk which is suitable for your ability and fitness level. We recommend that you always check with your GP before increasing your activity levels.

Our York Health Walks brochure containing a timetable of our led walks is available free of charge. A new edition is published every three months i.e. in January, April, July and October. The most current brochure can be downloaded here: https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/download/1127/york_health_walks

 

York Sitting Volleyball

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Sitting Volleyball at University of York aims to facilitate a sporting opportunity for people with disabilities who are students at the university, or community members in the Yorkshire area. We invite anyone and everyone from the ages 18+ with or without a disability. There are no membership fees or obligatory commitment requirements to join. A mere £1 participation fee for students, £2 for community.

 

York Saint John Active

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York St John Inclusive Activity Club (YSJIAC) operates a model of social inclusion, allowing students and members of the local community with various disabilities to engage in physical activity and sport as equals.

YSJIAC provides two main activities:

1. Multi-sports predominantly catering for people with a learning disability. Various activities are provided, such as Boccia, New Age Kurling, Tri-Golf, Table Tennis, cricket, and many more!

2. Goalball is a Paralympic sport, predominantly catering for people with a visual impairment. Goalball follows a model of participation through to performance, with three levels of ability.

The club is facilitated by volunteers, student placements and fully qualified coaches. Participants need to be aged 12 years or above.

York Tandem Club

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Experience the quiet country lanes and cycle paths around York riding a bicycle made for two. Your front rider will do all the steering, braking and tricky bits, so you just need to have a good balance, concentration and pedal really hard.