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Disability Sessions


sunsportSunsport

Sunsport provides sport and leisure activities for young disabled people during the school holidays. We offer a wide range of activities in various facilities across the borough including Football, Dance, Cricket, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Fishing, Golf, Dodge Ball and lots more.

All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and supported by a team of support staff.

Day/Time: Monday-Friday 10am-3.30pm during school holidays
Venue: various
Age range: 8-19 yrs
Cost: £5 per day

For more information please contact Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or Amy Taylor on 01706 924229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Boccia

rochdale-bocciaBoccia is a Paralympic sport where players aim to propel balls close to a target ball. Players are seated whilst playing and can use a ramp to propel the ball if needed. It is a highly competitive sport and members of the club have the opportunity to play in the North West Pan Disability League.

Saturdays 11am-12pm

Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre

Age range: 8 years + adults

Cost: £1 per session

Please contact Amy Taylor if you are interested in joining the team. 01706 924229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunarts

Sunarts is part of the bigger Sunsport holiday programme. It offers an alternative choice of activities for young disabled people who enjoy developing their creativity and working in smaller groups. The programme is delivered in Touchstones Rochdale and led by local artists and art gallery officers. Support is also available from the Sunsport staff.

A superhero film made by Sunarts during August 2013. Sunarts is a group of young people with disabilities who take part in creative activities at Touchstones Rochdale.

Using inspiration from David Hancock's summer exhibition, the young people produced their own handmade costumes, created an original script and acted out the drama in the Touchstones Rochdale building.

With thanks to all the artists involved in the project during August 2013: David Hancock, David Chatton Barker, Stitched Up, Backdoor Music, Spiral Dance, MaD Theatre and Sam Mcloughlin.

For more information please contact Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or 07976 059536 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Amy Taylor on 01706 924229 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Klubs

saturday-klubsSaturday Klubs aim to provide social and recreational activities for young disabled people. Participants take part in activities such as sports, dance, arts, baking, and learning, in a youth club environment. We have a choice of two Klubs to attend.

Day/Time: Saturdays various times
Venue: Bowlee Park Sports Centre or Hollingworth High School
Age range: 8-19yrs
Cost: £2 per session

Contact: Amy Taylor 01706 924229 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Inspired Fitness

54855-inspired-fitnessThis is a disability gym session targeted for young people and adults aged 15 years and over. The session is delivered by qualified instructors and supported by support workers. Participants can learn how to use gym equipment, and build their confidence in a smaller gym environment.

Thursdays 6pm-7pm
Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre
Age range: 15 years + adults
Cost: £2 per session

No need to book - this is an open drop-in session at Rochdale Leisure Centre.

Download the pdfInspired Fitness flyer or click on the image for details.

Inspired Sports

54856-inspired-sportsThis session invites young disabled people along with their friends and family to take part in a range of coached sport sessions. Selected weeks will involve guest club coaches, where participants have the opportunity to try sports provided by their local club providers. Example sports include; basketball / wheelchair basketball, football / powerchair football, rounders, boccia, and cricket.

Day/Time: Thursdays 4.30pm-5.30pm
Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre
Age range: 8-25 year old
Cost: £2 per session

No need to book - this is an open drop-in session at Rochdale Leisure Centre.

Download the pdfInspired Sports flyer or click on the image for details.

Athletics

Rochdale Harriers run a weekly athletics session for disabled people. Open to any age group, this session provides an opportunity for disabled people to engage with a range of skills required for athletics.

Day/Time: Thursdays 6pm-7pm
Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre
Age range: all
Cost: £1 / £1.50

Contact: Janet Proctor 01706 838311

No need to book - this is an open drop-in session at Kingsway Park Sports Centre.

Bikeability

This weekly session uses accessible bikes to create a friendly and social environment for disabled people aged 19 years and over.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 11am-2pm
Venue: Bowlee Park Sports Centre
Age range: 19 years and over
Cost: £3

Contact: Graeme Hill 01706 926203 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No need to book - this is an open drop-in session at Kingsway Park Sports Centre.

Playground 2 Podium

Playground 2 Podium involves a series of school events for disabled school pupils, providing a pathway to increased opportunities for elite achievement. Participants take part in sports such as athletics, boccia, and football. Those who demonstrate high performance are selected to take part in regional, county and national games. The programme is part of the national School Games programme and pupils are entered via their schools.

No booking is required as this is coordinated through schools.

For more information please contact Amy Taylor 01706 924229 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Give it a Go

Give it a Go is a partnership initiative of Link4Life and Rochdale Gateway Ltd, which provides information on Leisure and Cultural activities to people with disabilities in the borough of Rochdale. You can join the 'Meet up' message board to find out more information about these opportunities at www.meetup.com/Give-it-a-Go .