Disability sport and fitness

Disability SportWe want everyone to have the same opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity, whatever their ability.

We believe that sport should be used as a tool to unite communities and we are committed to providing a wide variety of high quality disability sports, activities and facilities for residents and visitors alike. 

Aspire health disability offer

All our Aspire facilities are disability accessible. Each site offers parking and changing facilities. We offer reduced membership rates for users with disabilities, to discuss the best rate for you please contact the membership team on 01924 307820.

We have a number of activities operated by clubs in our Aspire facilities

Swimming

All our pools have specialist hoists to assist with getting in and out of our pools. We offer swimming lessons to all ages and abilities for more information please email the team on aquatics@wakefield.gov.uk

Cycling and walking

The adapted bikes at Thornes Park Stadium are available to hire out whenever the facility is open. They can be taken into the park to ride around the path.

St Georges Centre run a weekly Cycling For Fun session on Wednesday at Thornes Park Stadium. This session is for people with mobility and physical impairments. The mobility session is led by a fully qualified instructor and takes place on the outdoor track throughout the summer months and indoors through winter. Adapted cycles are used to support people with special needs in a controlled environment, allowing the opportunity to create independence, creativity and motivation.

Wednesdays 9.30am – 12noon (Drop in whenever suits you) £3.20 a session

.Open Country are a Yorkshire-based charity with over 30 years of experience in enabling people with disabilities to access and enjoy the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of outdoor activities and the provision of information, training and advice. For more information on their sessions and activities visit http://www.opencountry.org.uk/

Disability Sport Yorkshire

Disability Sport Yorkshire has committed to three major impacts by 2020. We aim to make Yorkshire the best place in England for disabled people to:

  • Improve their health through physical activity
  • Play sport on a regular basis
  • Become a sporting champion

We aim to give disabled people in Yorkshire the best possible sporting experience they can have no matter where they live in the region and ensure there is no better place in England for disabled people to play and/or succeed in sport. We aspire to be the organisation that everyone in Yorkshire looks to for advice and guidance on disability sport.

Find out more https://disabilitysportyorkshire.org/

Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Are dedicated to improving the access to physical activity and sport for all disabled people within South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. For more information:

https://www.yorkshiresport.org/what-we-do/disability-sports/

Contact us

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 307820