Disability Sports Clubs in Birmingham

UPDATED: 20/12/2016

Regular exercise can seem like a harder task for wheelchair users and those less able, with facilities not always catering to your needs. However, exercise is not only great for your health, but is also a perfect opportunity to find a new hobby and meet new friends.

Here at Stechford Mobility, we want our customers to have the best quality mobility equipment on offer, allowing them to participate in all kinds of activities – including sports. We’ve compiled a directory of Disability Sports Clubs around Birmingham, so why not pick a sport that appeals to you, and join in today?

Swimming

Wobblers & Wheelies is a dedicated sports club for the disabled, with facilities such as a sports hall and swimming pool. The club meets on Fridays between 8.30-9.30pm. The swimming pool has hoist and pool chairs available, with trained staff on hand to assist members in the pool.

The club also offers one to one lessons for those who would like to learn how to swim.

Contact
Fox Hollies Leisure Centre
Tel: 0777 0733 305
Contact form: http://wobblersuk.weebly.com/contact.html

Dance

BFAB Streetdance aims to teach children and adults with physical disabilities and learning disabilities the art of street dancing in a friendly, non-competitive environment. There are classes available for all ages and abilities, with the goal being to help students gain confidence by expressing themselves through music and dance. BFAB runs classes primarily in Kingstanding, at the 610 Youth and Community Centre, but also host classes in Lichfield and Tamworth.

Contact
Telephone: 07407 865 045
Email: [email protected]

Horse Riding

For over 40 years, RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) have been providing a range of horse riding activities for disabled people all across the UK. Whether it’s for therapy, fun or to learn an entirely new skill, RDA arrange many different activities including: carriage driving, show jumping, vaulting and hippotherapy, and strive to accommodate people of all ages and disabilities.

RDA are a charity, relying on volunteers and donations, and have over 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK. Residents of Birmingham can find different RDA groups in the surrounding Warwickshire area, so to find the closest group to your location, enter your postcode into the search field on this page.

For more information on the RDA, visit their website: http://www.rda.org.uk/

Football

The Albion Foundation in West Bromwich works with West Bromwich Albion Football Club to host a range of high quality programmes, including professionally structured teams that compete regionally and nationally to an elite level.

This includes Power Chair football (using powered wheelchairs) and the Blind Football team who collected the league cup.

Contact
Ford Street, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 7QY
Telephone: 0871 271 9840
Email: [email protected]

Wheelchair Basketball

Woman in a Wheelchair Playing Basketball

British Wheelchair Basketball is the national charity and representative body of wheelchair basketball in Britain. There are many clubs across the UK providing opportunities for wheelchair users to get involved in the sport and join a team.

The nearest Birmingham based team is the Birmingham Black Cats, for anyone between the ages of 14-65.

Contact
Bishop Challoner Sports Centre, Institute Road, Birmingham, B14 7EG
Telephone: Rob Smith (head coach) – 0782 515 3812
Contact form: http://blackcatswbc.weebly.com/contact-us.html

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair tennis is a fastly growing and popular wheelchair sport, with players of all levels and abilities welcome.

The Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre in Kings Heath, Birmingham, hosts weekly wheelchair tennis coaching. Complete beginners and existing players are always welcome at this friendly centre, with indoor and outdoor pitches available.

Contact
Billesley Indoor Centre, Wheeler’s Lane, Birmingham B13 0ST

Tel: 0121 796 2221
Email: [email protected]
You can also message the centre directly through their Facebook page.

Wheelchair Rugby

Great British Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) is a charity with the purpose of running and developing the sport of wheelchair rugby throughout Great Britain.

It is composed of 10 teams currently, the nearest to Birmingham possibly being Wolverhampton Rhinos, or the East Midland Marauders.

However, there is opportunity to start your own club, so if you’d enjoy a wheelchair rugby club closer to home, you can enquire about the club start-up process, or make any other enquiry, on this page.

For more information on the GBWR, go to: http://gbwr.org.uk/

Watersports

RYA Sailability is a charity dedicated to providing a range of boating activities for disabled people of all ages. From initial taster and training sessions, to regular sailing activities taking place at various Sailability sites, RYA Sailability is a fantastic way of enjoying the freedom and fun that sailing has to offer, regardless of age or condition.

RYA Sailability encourages a friendly, social atmosphere, with a range of different boats and activities to try. From dinghies to yachts, the Sailability sites throughout the West Midlands have facilities for everyone.

If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, you can use this page to enter your location and filter by disability to find the closest and most suitable site for you.

For more information on RYA Sailability, you can visit this page on the official RYA website.

Outdoor Activities

For a wide range of outdoor activities, suitable for all ages and disabilities, all in one place, Ackers Adventure is a fantastic place to be. Located in Sparkbrook, Ackers has many different activities to try, including:

  • Dry slope skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Kayaking
  • and more.

Ackers can accommodate any disability, with dedicated adapted equipment used for various activities, and fully qualified instructors to work with disabled people of all ages.

If you’re looking for a group outing that is fun for everyone, no matter the condition, Ackers Adventure will prove an enjoyable day out.

Contact
Telephone: 0121 772 5111
Online contact form: http://www.ackers-adventure.co.uk/contact-us/

 

Here at Stechford Mobility, we offer mobility equipment and more across the West Midlands. Our advisers are experienced in our industry and  are able to offer expert advice on our wide range of products to help you find one that suits you.

We’re dedicated to providing our customers with the most relevant information to disabled users, advising not only on the best wheelchair, powered wheelchair or mobility scooter best fits your needs, but also the opportunities available to you across the Birmingham area.

Contact us today for more information on the products we offer, and we’ll be more than happy to help.