Disability Sport

Winchester City Council and its partners are committed to ensuring that there are opportunities for people with disabilities to take part in a variety of structured sports sessions. After the unprecedented success of Paralympics GB last year, the council set up the Winchester District Disability Sports Forum. Created to help with the vision of improving opportunities and developing accessible sport and physical activities for disabled people, the forum has been developing its own action plan that links closely to the SPAA Strategy.

Initially the forum have worked on a survey to assess participation levels and opportunities that currently exist in sport and physical activity provision. The group are also keen to understand which sports could be set up and provided to disabled people as a new sporting offer in the Winchester District. The results of this survey are due in May 2013 and will show people’s views on training, facilities and access to leisure which will help inform the groups future plans. The survey will be a starting block for disability sports provision in the District, where the information we gather will help to drive new initiatives and events, and increase awareness and knowledge of disability sport across the District.

Further to the survey forum members have been developing new activities and supporting groups to develop and deliver further disability sports opportunities. Please come along to any of the following sessions or e-mail sport@winchester.gov.uk for more information.


What's on:

Solent Ski Club

Alpine Centre, Sports Centre, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 7AY

10.00am - 12.00pm Second Sunday of Every Month (Except August)

Contact: Solent Ski Club

Multi Sport Disability Sports Club

River Park Leisure Centre, Sports Hall, Winchester, SO23 7DD

5.00pm - 6.00pm Tuesday

Contact: cdrummond@winchester.gov.uk

SaintsAbility - Football Sessions

River Park Leisure Centre, Sports Hall, Winchester, SO23 7DD

10.00am - 11.00am Monday

Contact: mpink@saintsfc.co.uk

WASSAD - Archery and Swimming (Winchester & District Sports Assosication for the Disabled)

River Park Leisure Centre, Winchester, SO23 7DD

6.00pm - 8.00pm Friday

Contact: wadsadclub@gmail.com

Hampshire Wheelchair Racing Club

Email: enablement@parability.org

Telephone: 07982 925709

Session are held at:

Winchester Sports Stadium

Milland Road Winchester


SO23 0QA

New members welcome! Please contact Hampshire Wheelchair Racing Group in advance of your first session as this sport is not suitable for all abilities.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Parability.Winchester

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ParabilitySHARE

You can find out more at www.parability.org

Active Buddy Scheme at River Park Leisure Centre

Are you interested in sport and physical activity?

Can you spare one hour per week?

Do you want to give something back during your free time?

If yes...then we need you! We are looking for volunteers to support disabled young people in Winchester. As an ‘Active Buddy’ you will be motivating disabled individuals get physically active at River Park Leisure Centre. You don’t need any qualifications you just need to be friendly and approachable.

To make the most of this rewarding opportunity call Connie Standen on 01962 848722 or email danielbarnes@pfpleisure.org

Winchester Goalball Club- Training Dates

Winchester Goalball Club are delivering multiple training sessions in Winchester.

All training to be held at:

Peter Symonds College
Owen’s Road
SO22 6RX

For more information on these sessions please contact Adam on: winchestergoalball@yahoo.com


Disability Tennis Sessions

The sessions will be lead by our qualified coaches Kane & Sam every Thursday from 5pm – 6pm at River Park Leisure Centre tennis courts.

We’re pleased to welcome people with any disability and of all ages to these fun weekly sessions.

All equipment is provided and parents and carers are welcome to join in! To book your space please visit the Play Tennis Winchester website or for more information email: sport@winchester.gov.uk