Sports

Council leisure centres including a fitness centre, swimming pool and racquet sports. They all have a mixture of accessible equipment. See Swimming for more information on accessible pools.

In this section you can find information about a wide range of sporting activities for children with a special educational need or disability

Leisure Centres and Multi-sports clubs

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Alexander Stadium

Council leisure centres including a fitness centre, swimming pool and racquet sports. They all have a mixture of accessible equipment. See Swimming for more information on accessible pools.

www.birmingham.gov.uk/alexander

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre

www.birminghamleisure.com/cocks-moors-woods-leisure-centre

Fox Hollies Leisure Centre

www.birminghamleisure.com/fox-hollies-leisure-centre

Newtown Wellbeing Centre

www.birmingham.gov.uk/directory_record/
7794/newtown_wellbeing_centre

Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre

www.birmingham.gov.uk/directory_record/7788/
kingstanding_wellbeing_centre

Small Heath Wellbeing Centre

www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20177/sport_and_leisure/
681/small_heath_wellbeing_centre

Stechford Cascades

www.birminghamleisure.com/stechford-leisure-centre

Billesley Tennis and Fitness Centre

www.birminghamleisure.com/billesley-tennis-fitness-centre

Sport Birmingham

Sport Birmingham is an independent charity that uses the power of sport and physical activity to improve lives.

We are the city’s strategic sports partnership, working as a leading charity to connect places, people and communities to drive local innovation in the delivery of sport and physical activity.

https://www.sportbirmingham.org/disability-sport

Activity Alliance Disability Inclusion support

National charity that works to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life. Includes local links and resources.

www.activityalliance.org.uk

Dwarf Sports Association (West Midlands)

The West Midlands group organises sporting and recreational activities for people with restricted growth.

www.dsauk.org

Gateway Awards 

Activities leading to awards for people aged 13 years and over with a learning disability

https://www.mencap.org.uk/about-us/our-projects/gateway-award

Phab Clubs

Phab clubs organise a range of sporting and social activities to bring together people with and without disabilities

www.phab.org.uk

Special Olympics

Non-profit organisation and the largest provider of year-round sports coaching and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults of ALL abilities with intellectual disabilities.

www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk

 

 

Cricket

These clubs and organisations provide opportunities in cricket for disabled people in Birmingham

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Warwickshire Cricket Board

 

 

The Warwickshire Cricket Boards disability programme is delivered in partnership with the Lords Taverners, who provide funding and equipment for our taster sessions in schools, as well as our community sessions, known as “Hubs”.

https://warwickshirecricketboard.co.uk/community-inner-city/disability-programme

Blind Cricket UK

 

BCEW work in partnership with British Blind Sport and the England and Wales Cricket Board to deliver competitive cricket for those who are blind or partially sighted, running national and international competitions.

 

http://www.bcew.co.uk

ParaSport

Includes links to sports clubs, activities events for disabled people in your local area

https://parasport.org.uk

 

 

Football

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Birmingham County FA

Provides opportunities for people with a disability to play football

www.birminghamfa.com/players/disability

Birmingham City Football Club Inclusion Programme

Its PAN Disability team is for players of all genders and abilities who have a disability 

www.bcfc.com/club-and-fans/community/inclusion-programme

Ability Counts at Aston Villa

Ability Counts provides inclusive, accessible football for everyone

www.avfc.co.uk/foundation/disability/disability-football-teams

 

Basketball

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Birmingham Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club

Basketball club for wheelchair users

https://parasport.org.uk/opportunity/birmingham-phoenix-wheelchair-basketball-club

 

Athletics

These clubs provide opportunities in athletics for disabled people

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club

 

www.birchfieldharriers.com

 

Royal Sutton Athletics Club

 

 

https://rscac.co.uk

Swimming

There are several Council pools and disability swim clubs across Birmingham that are accessible to people with physical disabilities

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Beeches Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

The pool has a hoist.

www.birminghamleisure.com/beeches-pool-fitness-centre

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre (swim) 

The pool has a sloped entry, with shower chair and large family changing facilities. There is a changing bed and hoist for use by trained advocates and carers. Disabled people are welcome to swim whenever the pool is open to the general public; there is also a free session for disabled people on Saturdays between 5pm and 6pm.

www.birminghamleisure.com/cocks-moors-woods-leisure-centre

Fox Hollies Leisure Centre 

 

The centre has a pool at deck level with low steps into it, a pool hoist and shower chairs. The Wobblers and Wheelies swimming club meets here on a Friday evening between 8:30pm and 9:30pm.

www.birminghamleisure.com/fox-hollies-leisure-centre

Kingstanding Leisure Centre

The pool has sloped access and shower chairs. There is also a changing bed and hoist for use by trained advocates or carers.

www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20177/sport_and_leisure/604
/kingstanding_wellbeing_centre

Stechford Cascade Swim

This centre has a pool equipped with a hoist.

https://www.birminghamleisure.com/stechford-leisure-centre

Birmingham Meerkats Sports Club

 

Recreational swimming at Wilson Stuart School, Perry Common every Wednesday (school terms only) 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Ramped access and pool chairs are available.

For further information contact Emma Love on 0121 355 8681 or meerkatsport@hotmail.co.uk

Alta Sports Club

 

Recreational and coaching swimming sessions at the Munrow Sports Centre, University of Birmingham, Selly Oak. Pool hoists and shower chairs are available for use. The club meets on a Sunday between 1pm and 2:30pm.

 

The Orange Squad

Squad for junior and senior swimmers from county level through to National/International/Paralympic level. They meet every second Saturday in the month between 9am and 10:30am at Langley Swimming Centre, Oldbury.

For further information contact Sarah Brown on 07825 136354 or sarah.brown@swimming.org

 

Rock climbing

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Rock Up Birmingham

Rock Up Birmingham offers autism SEND friendly climbing sessions.

www.rock-up.co.uk

 

Redpoint Climbing Centre

 

Redpoint Climbing Centre has a wealth of experience in supporting those who have SEN and disabilities and can confidently assist people who have a variety of ability levels.

 

 

https://redpointbirmingham.co.uk

 

 

Snow sports

Name of organisation/venue
Description
Website

Disability Snowsports UK

Offers adaptive skiing lessons for disabled children. Available at the Snowdome in Tamworth

https://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/

Skiing & Uphill Ski Club

Based at Ackers Dry Ski Slope, this ski club has adapted equipment and fully-qualified instructors to give disabled people the opportunity to learn to ski.

www.ackers-adventure.co.uk