Enable Leisure & Sport services strive to ensure that there are opportunities for everyone across the borough to be active. We aim to enhance awareness of inclusive and disability sessions that cater for children, young people and adults with a disability.
Wandsworth Disability Festivals
In partnership with Disability Sports coach we will be hosting four festivals to showcase different sports and opportunities that are available in the Borough.
The events will take place on Shillington Gardens, Este Road and at George Shearing Centre from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. To book a place please register on the following Eventbrite link Wandsworth Disability Festival Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Over summer we are delivering a series of summer multisports sessions across the borough. For more information and to book a place follow this link Enable – Enable Inclusive Summer Sessions (participant.co.uk)
Current Sessions (term time)
We currently run specific disability sessions through the Short Breaks Grant, Watersports, DanceAbility and Boxing.
Watersports sessions running at Wimbledon Watersports centre throughout the year. These sessions give children and young people with Learning or Physical Disabilities, the opportunity to try a variety of Watersports such as sailing, kayaking and canoeing. This session is inclusive, and we encourage siblings and friends to come along. More details can be found here.
‘I can interact with other people on the boat. It allows me to get a bit more active. I like taking part independently.’
DanceAbility sessions are aimed at all children with a disability to participate in a fun session of Music, Dance and Yoga lead by our wonderful instructor Kasia! The sessions run out of George Shearing centre throughout the year. The new term will start in September, dates tbc.
‘It’s wonderful for her to be physically active. She doesn’t access sport that much and I like the idea of her exercising. It is great for her to have something that is ‘hers’ and that the activity allows her to meet and socialise on her own terms. It has been very valuable for her.’
Boxing sessions are held out of Roehampton Methodist Church on Saturday’s from 11.30 – 12.30. We have two sessions:
- Sessions for 12-18 year olds, cost £3 – new term will start in September, dates tbc
- Sessions for 18 year olds +, cost £3 – new term will start in September, dates tbc
Get Out Get Active (GOGA)
Through our Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme we provide opportunities for inclusive activity for all and in partnership with the Aiming High Grant Scheme from Wandsworth Borough Council we aim to provide low cost opportunities specifically for young people throughout Wandsworth.
GOGA has been instrumental in changing our way of thinking, development of current programmes and looking towards a more inclusive Wandsworth. The GOGA project has since finished but sessions are still running under our Active Lifestyles banner or through our other partners. Please see our end of project report here.
For U25’s please visit the thrive website to find out more information about the WAND card and the benefits to registering with Wandsworth Borough Councils WAND Scheme.
We also have strong links with clubs and specific disability clubs across the borough and hope to support them further with inclusive practices and promotion of their activities. Current disability sessions can be found here.
We also support the coordination of Special Schools Competitions in Wandsworth in line with the London Youth Games calendar and with School Games Officer, there are a wide range of opportunities for a wide range of impairment groups and students from mainstream and special schools alike.
If you have any other questions, comments or queries regarding disability sport, please do not hesitate to contact our Sports Development Officer Kaity Hall on email@example.com or 0203 959 0030