Sporting Opportunities

 Sporting Opportunities

Anyone with a learning disability, of whatever age, can get a tremendous amount of enjoyment and fun by taking part in sports and being physically active. And, of course, there are all the health benefits which this can bring! Throughout Northamptonshire there are loads of sports clubs and activities going on at sports and leisure centres - far too many to list here - many of which would welcome people with learning disabilitis or which might put on special sessions. To find out more a good place to start is the Northamptonshire Sport website where you can search for clubs and activities in your area. They also have a special section on Disability Sport.

In addition, here's some sporting activities specificly for people with learning disabilities. If you know of any more, or have stories of successful sporting experiences that you would like to share, please Contact us.

Northamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Academy 
We are extremely proud of the work we do with children, young people and adults with special needs, learning difficulties and disabilities. Our experienced and passionate coaches provide great support in the ideal environment with 3 floor level trampolines.
Contact: Tel. 01604 645129        






Northampton Town Football Club
Runs coaching sessions for players with Down's Syndrome
Contact Russell Lewis on 01604 683764


League Football
A football league for people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities aged 8 to 16. There are clubs throughout Northanptonshire.
Click here for more 

Riding for the Disabled
There are 8 groups in Northamptonshire giving children and adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to enjjoy learning to ride horses.
Contact Chris McGarity 0845 450 7066


Northants JMs Netball Club
Friars JMs is a Netball Team for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We have around 15 members who share a passion for Netball and sport and come together once a week to train. 
Contact Stacey on 07525 848353


Northampton Sailability
Offers facilities for disabled people to enjoy a variety of sailing activities, from joy-rides around Pitsford reservoir to teaching to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) standards in dinghy and keelboat sailing.
Contact 07925 579380

Sport4fitness provides sessions for children and adults special educational need and learning disabilities in Northampton.
Contact: Mark Flaxman on 07491 306630 or at
Or check out their website. Click here.