Accessible Sports For People With Disabilities

Activities

Swimming

Specific swimming lesions for children are provided at both the Magnum & Vikingar Swimming Pools at the times indicated below:

Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Stevenston
Children with special needs
Tuesday 16:00 - 16:30
01294 605126

Magnum Leisure Pool, Irvine
Children with special needs
Tuesday 17:00 - 17:30
01294 317400

Vikingar! Swimming Pool, Largs
Children with special needs
Wednesday
18:00pm - 18:30
01475 689777

Cunninghame Action Club

This is a local swimming club for people with Disabilities based at Garnock Pool in Kilbirnie. The group meets most Saturdays from 12:00 noon till 2:00pm.

For further information contact: Robert Kennedy on Tel. 07840 968 858

North Ayrshire Sports Association for the Disabled

In Addition to these activities KA Leisure assists in supporting and works closely in partnership with North Ayrshire Sports Association for the Disabled (NASAD),  to assist in the provision of  a number of sports locally, providing opportunities for adults who may have a disability, the chance to participate in recreational or physical activities and sports along with their peers in a friendly and social setting.  NASAD are affiliated to Ayrshire SportsAbility, the local branch of Scottish Disability of Sport (SDS), the National Governing Body of Sport for People with a Disability in Scotland.

Click here to go to NASAD’s Website

North Ayrshire Sports Association for the Disabled achieve Lottery Grant

North Ayrshire Sports Association for the Disabled (NASAD) recently received an ‘Awards for All Scotland’ Lottery grant to enable them to purchase 4 Bradshaw Buggies. These impressive Buggies are specially designed to enable people in wheelchairs to actively take part in Lawn Bowls and benefit from the increased levels of physical activity and social interaction. This successful grant application is yet another example of the rewarding partnership working arrangements with K:A Leisure who aprovided advice and assistance to NASAD with the winning grant application.

The Bradshaw Buggies will ultimately achieve to allow greater freedom for NASAD’s existing wheelchair bowlers to allow competition at other venues by giving greater access to other bowling greens and allowing a greater level of competition which will enhance standards and lead towards excellence.  In addition, this development will allow wheelchair bowlers to integrate into the wider community and compete against main stream bowlers.

NASAD’s aim is to make lawn bowls more accessible to all wheelchair users from across North Ayrshire by providing access to the Bradshaw Buggies for those currently participating and those who wish to participate. This will be done by means of a booking system for each buggy which will be co-ordinated by the club secretary.

NASAD bowlers meet at the bottom Green at Irvine Park Bowling Club in Irvine every Thursday from May to September between 11:00am and 3:00pm.  For further information please call NASAD Secretary, Stephen Browning K:A Leisure Senior Sports Development Officer on Tel. 01294 317457 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                          

Ayrshire Sportsability

Created in 2002 to promote the education and welfare of children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities through sport.

The Charity's aims are:

  • To promote, co-ordinate and develop the particpation of children with a disability in Ayrshire and Arran in sports and physical activities.
  • To develop sustainable pathways towards excellence.
  • To raise the profile of sport for young people with a disability in Ayrshire and Arran.
  • To organise sporting events, festivals and competitions to advance our aims.

We give children and young people the opportnity to take part in a range of sporting activities led by qualified and experienced coaches. Our first "Come and Try" event was held in 2003 and over 200 primary and secondary schools took part. This has grown year on year with almost 600 pupils taking part over 3 days in 2007.

For further information contact:

Ayrshire Sportsability, Ayrshire College, Room G67, Dam Park, Ayr  KA8 0EU  Tel. 07523 827 373
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           Web: www.ayrshiresportsability.org.uk

Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Disability Sport is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of all sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. SDS has the vision of leading the development of sport and physical recreation for disabled people in Scotland and contributing to UK and international initiatives.

SDS has 16 branches covering most of Scotland, reaching from the Highland area in the north to the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway in the south.  SDS has a small team of dedicated staff and is enormously proud of the quality and quantity of volunteers and athlete members who play a major part in the running of the Association.

SDS annually organises national events in bowls, athletics, football, swimming, boccia, wheelchair curling, cross country, etc. and the branches of the association organise complimentary qualifying events. There is a parallel programme of sport specific squad training, festivals and education and training opportunities for leaders and coaches. These programmes are geared towards developing new and existing sports and helping athlete members to realise their full potential through sport.  SDS has a particular commitment to children and young people and to ensuring that at all times it demonstrates best practice in relation to equity.

Scottish Disability Sport is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of all sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. SDS has the vision of leading the development of sport and physical recreation for disabled people in Scotland and contributing to UK and international initiatives.

SDS has 16 branches covering most of Scotland, reaching from the Highland area in the north to the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway in the south.  SDS has a small team of dedicated staff and is enormously proud of the quality and quantity of volunteers and athlete members who play a major part in the running of the Association.

SDS annually organises national events in bowls, athletics, football, swimming, boccia, wheelchair curling, cross country, etc. and the branches of the association organise complimentary qualifying events. There is a parallel programme of sport specific squad training, festivals and education and training opportunities for leaders and coaches. These programmes are geared towards developing new and existing sports and helping athlete members to realise their full potential through sport.  SDS has a particular commitment to children and young people and to ensuring that at all times it demonstrates best practice in relation to equity.

For further Information Contact:
The Administrator, Scottish Disability Sport, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh. EH12 9DQ
Tel: 0131 317 1130 Fax: 0131 317 1075
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: www.scottishdisabilitysport.com

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