Wheelchair Sports Medley
Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017
The purpose of this event is to identify and encourage more disabled people - in particular wheelchair users - to have a go at Wheelchair Rugby League and Wheelchair Basketball. Rochdale has recently formed two new teams Rochdale Hornets Wheelchair Rugby League and Rochdale Raptors Wheelchair Basketball.
We need more members and more support, so come along and give it a go. The day will be delivered by qualified coaches with skills and good fun games.
Venue: Hopwood Hall College
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Wheels for All Accessible Community Bike Ride
Date: Sunday 21 May 2017
As part of ‘Ride Rochdale’ the cycle sportive for women, Link4Life are offering an opportunity for disabled people to try out a variety of accessible cycles. The day is about showing how biking is available for everybody and ability is no barrier.
National organisation Cycling Projects with Link4Life Rochdale Wheels for All will provide a broad range of bikes to go out for a led ride. Bikes provided will be accessible to all abilities including wheelchair bikes, three wheelers, arm powered bikes and duet bikes. We’ll also have two wheeler bikes if you want to make it a family and friends ride.
Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre
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Link4Life is passionate about providing equal opportunities to sports and leisure activities in the borough of Rochdale. A chance to get fit, compete, meet new friends, get out the house and provide a great way to improve health and quality of life irrespective of levels of ability. Have a read through what we offer and get in touch!
Activities for ages 8-19
Link4Life offer a wide range of accessible activities in and out of school time and during the school holidays. One of our success stories is Sunsport which has been delivering high quality activities for over 13 years. Programmes are tailored to suit the needs of young people offering exciting and enjoyable environments with the opportunity to participate, develop and progress.
Activities for Aged 19 +
Link4Life understands the importance of offering new activity opportunities but also recognises the value of supporting continued participation into adulthood. Activities are excellent for health, fitness and strength but can also play a key role in maintaining valuable friendships. Link4Life offer a broad range of activities tailored around the different needs of adults.
Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre are offering a wide range of exciting activities for young disabled people aged 8-19 years.
Disability will not be a barrier. Come and have a go at Canoeing, Sailing, Archery, Camping, Rock Climbing, Biking, Canal Journey, and an opportunity to do a residential adventure.
All4Sport involves a series of school events for disabled school pupils, providing a pathway to increased opportunities for elite achievement.
Participants take part in sports such as athletics, boccia, and football. Those who demonstrate high performance are selected to take part in regional, county and national games. The programme is part of the national School Games programme and pupils are entered via their schools.
No booking is required as this is coordinated through schools.
Go4it and Link4Life's Disability holiday programme Sunsport have joined forces over the holidays and will be putting on a sports session for disabled and non-disabled young people one day a week.
With fully qualified sports coaches and support workers delivering on the programme, this is a unique opportunity for children of all abilities to come together and have fun – Because You Can in Sport.
This weekly session uses accessible bikes to create a friendly and social environment for disabled people aged 19 years and over.
Venue: Bowlee Park Sports Centre
Age range: 19 years and over
No need to book – this is an open drop-in session at Bowlee Park Sports Centre.
Sports club sessions supporting young disabled people aged 8-19.
You will need to bring your own powerchair. We will provide you with the powerchair football attachments.
Arrive at 4pm for fitting attachment - assistance will be provided. Training 4.30pm-5.30pm.
Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre, Turf Hill Rd, Rochdale OL16 4XA
Sessions adapted to suite peoples abilities.
Launch date to be confirmed
Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ
This session invites young disabled people along with their friends and family to take part in a range of coached sport sessions.
Selected weeks will involve guest club coaches, where participants have the opportunity to try sports provided by their local club providers.
Example sports include:
- Basketball / Wheelchair basketball
- Football / Powerchair football
Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre
Age range: 8-25 years old
Cost: £2 per session
No need to book – this is an open drop-in session at Rochdale Leisure Centre.
Click here to download the Inspired Sport timetable.
Sunsport provides sport and leisure activities for young disabled people during the school holidays. (Mondays-Fridays 10am-3.30pm)
We offer a wide range of activities in various facilities across the borough including Football, Dance, Cricket, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Fishing, Golf, Dodge Ball and lots more.
All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and supported by a team of support staff.
Age range: 8–19 yrs
Cost: £5 per day
Disability Programme Manager
Phone: 01706 926203
Disabilities Children & Young People Activities Co-ordinator
Phone: 01706 924234
Accessible Active Recreation
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