Disability Sport

Aberdeenshire Disability Sports

Grampian Disability Sport and Aberdeenshire Council are working together to improve opportunities for people with a disability to take part in sport throughout Aberdeenshire.  

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What we do and how we do it:

  • Key links with schools, day centres' and other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to disability sport across Aberdeenshire
  • Work with Scottish Disability Sport to provide UK Disability Inclusion Training in Aberdeenshire to ensure people with disabilities are included in sport and physical activity opportunities e.g. Physical Education within School
  • Run an annual calendar of events and competitive opportunities
  • Link with Grampian Special Olympics to help provide pathways and opportunities for athletes with learning disabilities
  • Establish appropriate Education provision for all athletes identified within regional structures
  • Establish seamless pathways for sporting talent to progress from regional to national structures and international representation
  • Needs of coaches, leaders, teachers, volunteers and officials are supported and addressed through a comprehensive programme of education and training
  • Implementation and management of sports specific programmes for athletics, swimming and additional Commonwealth and Paralympic sports
  • Raise awareness of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Recognise sporting achievement of coaches and athletes in disability sport
  • Run core multi sport and sports specific classes for people with disabilities who currently find it difficult to access mainstream sport and physical provision 

Disability Sport Opportunities  

Aberdeenshire Disability Sport Sessions 2016/17

Sport

Venue

Day

Time

Ages

Boccia

Inverurie Academy

Monday

7.15pm to 8.45pm

8 years +

Boccia

Meiklemill primary

Wednesday

5.30pm to 6.30pm

All

Football

Fraserburgh Academy

Wednesday (Fortnightly)

7pm to 8.30pm

8+ years

Football

Inverurie Academy

Tuesday

6.30pm to 7.30pm

All ages

Gymnastics

Garioch Community Centre

Friday

11.15am to 12.15pm

16+

Indoor Bowls

Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre

Thursday

5.30pm to 6.30pm

14+

Ten pin bowling

Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre

Wednesday

7.15pm to 8.15pm

16+

Tubing

Alford Ski Centre

First Saturday of the month

Varies (check with centre)

All ages

Skiing

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

Wednesday

6pm to 7pm

 

To sign up or for any other queries please contact Gemma Lewis, Disability and Inclusion Sports Officer

Clubs

For more information on any of the above please contact Gemma.

Events

Disability Sport summer activities run from Monday 10th July to Friday 18th August 2017. View the 2017 summer programme (pdf 698KB).

School Sport Calendar 

Disability Sport Newsletter

For the latest news please 'Like' us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grampiandisabilitysport or contact Gemma to be added to the Disability Sport mailing list. 

Training Opportunities

Courses will be posted here as they are organised.

So meantime, if you require to know about any training then contact your local ASC or visit our dedicated training calendar.  

Disability Sport in Action 

Disability & Sport Video

 

Concession scheme

Please find details below of Aberdeenshire Council's concession scheme which entitles people with disabilities 50% concession access to Aberdeenshire facilities if you are in receipt of one of the following Disability Allowances:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Severe Disability Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Invalidity Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance

This concession also applies to the Active Aberdeenshire Membership Scheme

Woodland Walks for all ... Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Disability Sport in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland can offer many walks with all ability trails providing stunning views. Walks include Bennachie Visitor Centre, Cambus O'May, Glen Tanar, Bellwood and Foggieton Wood. For further information contact www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

 

Contact

Gemma Lewis

Sports Officer (Disabilities and Inclusion) 

Woodhill House

Westburn Road

Aberdeen 

Telephone: 01467 534730  

Mobile: 07768051479 

email: gemma.lewis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk  or disabilitysport@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/grampiandisabilitysport

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