Disability Sport

Sport Aberdeen is committed to community sport and has a range of opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or additional support needs to participate in sports activities.

Activities and Venues
Active Schools – Orchard Brae School

Sessions include multi-activity, Boccia and FUN Club. For further information or to book, please contact us on Email: activeschools@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Aberdeen City Boccia League

Active Schools Aberdeen is pleased to bring you another year of Boccia competition. This year the Boccia league will take place across 3 dates throughout the school year. Each day will be a separate festival comprised of both fixtures and skills stations. There will be referees available on the day to oversee the fixtures, however, the skills stations will be run by school staff. Each skill station will come with an explanation and work on different Boccia skills. For example, one station may be to get the balls in a bucket.

Boccia is a paralympic sport that takes place all over the world. Watch the video below to learn how to play.

DateTimeVenue
Monday 11 November 201910:30–12:30Sheddocksley Sports Centre
Wednesday 11 March 202010:30–12:30Sheddocksley Sports Centre
Tuesday 26 May 202010:30–12:30Sheddocksley Sports Centre

Further Information:

  • Open to all children or all ages (mainstream, ASN bases and special school pupils)
  • FREE to attend
  • Teams of three children
  • Individual entries will be allowed
  • Skills stations will be provided to be run by school staff
  • Referees will be provided for the matches
Active Lifestyles – Westburn Outdoor Sports Centre and various venues

Sport Aberdeen’s Active Lifestyles programme provides opportunities for adults and older adults to get active. This programme of activities runs at venues across the city and we aim to make this as inclusive as possible for people living with a disability or long-term health condition.

From exercise classes and walking groups to swimming and other sports, there is something for everyone. Joining our Active Lifestyles community will enable you to stay socially connected and active whilst supporting and improving your wellbeing.

For further information, please contact us on Tel: 01224 507701 or Email: activelifestyles@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Aquatics – various venues

Aquatics Aberdeen provides a comprehensive range of opportunities across the city for individuals with additional support needs and their families. These include swimming lessons and relaxed family sessions, offering a quiet, safe environment with adapted equipment, available at an affordable price.

For further information or to book, please contact us on Tel: 01224 047934 or Email: aquatics@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Ice Skating – Linx Ice Arena

Relaxed Skating sessions are held at the Linx Ice Arena, run in partnership with We Too!, a local organisation which aims to make activities more accessible for children with additional support needs.

Sessions are open to skaters of all ages and abilities with a focus on encouraging people with additional support needs to try the sport.

Steps have been taken to ensure a safe and welcoming environment, such as dimmed lighting and no music throughout. All carers attending the sessions skate for free and adaptive equipment is available. A safe space is available for anyone who wishes to take time out from skating with friendly staff on hand to provide advice and support at all times.

For further information or to book, please contact us on Tel: 01224 507762.

Skiing and Tubing – Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

Developed in partnership with Special Olympics, these sessions are suitable for those individuals with additional support needs and provide a pathway of progression through the sport.

These lessons are held on Wednesday evenings and are suitable for all ages from four years plus. Please note some age groups may be combined. Equipment is provided.

For more information or to book, please contact us on Tel: 01224 810215 or Email snowsports@sportaberdeen.co.uk

Tennis – Aberdeen Tennis Centre

Weekly adult wheelchair tennis sessions are available.

For further information or to book, please contact us on Tel: 01224 507748.

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Community Opportunities

Youth Additional Support Sport (YASS) is Sport Aberdeen’s programme of activities for children with additional support needs, developed in partnerships with a number of specialist organisations.

Discover the range of activities on offer across the city that provide an inclusive environment for children with additional support needs.

We aim to provide opportunities for children with additional support needs to experience the joys of movement, as well as the social, emotional and physical wellbeing that comes through play and by leading an active lifestyle.

A range of opportunities are also available for adults.

Competitive Opportunities

Grampian Disability Sport

Grampian Disability Sport is a charity which leads the development of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities within Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray areas. Sport Aberdeen is proud to be a partner of Grampian Disability Sport along with a number of other key local agencies in the Grampian area including disability sports groups and clubs.

Grampian Disability Sport also provides opportunities for teams and individuals to compete throughout the year. More details, including a directory of sports clubs and sessions can be found at the Grampian Disability Sport Website.

Contacts

If you would like to find out more about any of the activities listed in this disability sport section of the website, please make contact using the details below.

Where appropriate, we encourage people to access the wide variety of mainstream sport and physical activity opportunities in their community.  If there is an activity you are interested in which you haven’t seen listed, or you are looking for something local to you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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