Disability Sport & Physical Activity
Within Hertfordshire there are dozens of fantastic opportunities for people with all kinds of disabilities to get involved in all kinds of sport, from football or tennis to swimming or archery… There’s something for everybody, but there’s still more to be done.
Opportunities and organisations
Herts Disability Sports Foundation
The Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF) is a charity promoting and providing sporting activity for people with disabilities. The Foundation also supports inclusive training and coach development for participants, coaches and day service staff; providing a holistic approach to inclusive sports development.
In addition to this, we provide open sessions which are available to anybody with a disability, and their siblings or friends. These sessions include archery, Easy Rider adapted cycling, doughnutting, fishing and bell boating. The Foundation is also able to cater for organisations who would like to take part in corporate activities with a Paralympic twist.
Finally, we are able to run activities from a variety of facilities across Hertfordshire. Activities include archery, basketball, Boccia, dance, Easy Rider adapted cycling, fitness and mobility, team building activities and wheelchair basketball.
An organisation offering sporting opportunities for people with learning difficulties aged 8+; their main focus being to offer sport at all levels and for all abilities. Hertfordshire is lucky to have two excellent branches of the Special Olympics; one in East Herts the other in St Albans.
Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust
The Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust are delivering the Premier League and BT Disability programme to help offer opportunities for disabled people through sport by embedding a culture of inclusivity across the trust. This will ensure that disabled people can access sport or physical activity of their choice, being inspired to be more active, and encouraged to develop their skills and confidence needed to realise their potential.
To find out further information on the sessions available please visit the Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust website.
Additional information is also available on the Herts Youth Inclusive Football website.
Saracens Sport Foundation
The Saracens Sport Foundation is the charitable arm of the premiership rugby team, Saracens, based at Allianz Park in Hendon. Saracens Sport Foundation offer a range of sport and physical activity programmes for individuals with disabilities, both in Hertfordshire and North London. For further information and contact details, please visit the Saracens website, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability tennis at Gosling
Coaching sessions available for players with learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment and wheelchair tennis.
There are a number of clubs and organisations listed on the Hertfordshire Directory which offer leisure activities for people with disabilities of all ages.