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Disability Sport

Our role and partners

We work with Grampian Disability Sport and have key links with schools, day centres and other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to disability sport across Aberdeenshire. With Scottish Disability Sport and Grampian Special Olympics, we ensure people with disabilities are included in sport and physical activity opportunities

With our partners we: 

  • offer UK Disability Inclusion Training such as Physical Education within schools
  • run an annual calendar of events and competitive opportunities
  • establish seamless pathways for sporting talent to progress from regional to national structures and international representation and recognise sporting achievement of coaches and athletes in disability sport
  • support coaches, leaders, teachers, volunteers and officials through a comprehensive education and training programme 
  • implement and manage sports specific programmes for athletics, swimming and additional Commonwealth and Paralympic sports
  • raise awareness of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities by running core multi sport and sports specific classes

Disability Sport sessions

Active Schools fully encourages children with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to attend our sessions. Our coaches have attended various workshops and training sessions approved by Scottish Disability Sport and have experience in working with youngsters with a variety of additional support needs. We invite parents and carers to talk to us about their child’s specific needs and to let us know about any measures we should put in place to accommodate their child. If there is a need for one-to-one supervision of the child we would invite a carer or parent along to the sessions.

Our Disability Sport sessions are available during term time and are run as blocks of sessions where payments are made at the first attendance. To take part in these sessions or get more information contact our Sports Officer. 

Sport Venue Day Time Ages Cost per Session
Boccia Inverurie Academy Mondays 7.15pm - 8.45pm 8 years + £3
Boccia Meiklemill Primary School, Ellon Wednesdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm All ages £2
Football Fraserburgh Academy Wednesdays (every 2 weeks) 7pm - 8.30pm P7-S6 £3
Football Inverurie Academy Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm All ages £4
Gymnastics Garioch Community Centre, Inverurie Fridays 11.15am - 12.15pm 16 years + £3
Indoor Bowls Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Inverurie Thursdays (every 2 weeks) 5.30pm - 6.30pm 14 years + £3
Ten Pin Bowling Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Inverurie Wednesdays 7.15pm - 8.15pm 16 years + £3

Curricular Festivals / Events for School Pupils

 Sport  Date  Venue
Scottish Boccia Championships Saturday 24th August North Inch Community Campus, Perth

 

For more information or to sign up, email our Sports Officer 

Contact

Sports Officer (disabilities and inclusion)
Mintlaw Academy
Station Road , Mintlaw
Telephone: 01467 539720

Email Disability Sport

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