Overview

In Medway, we’re dedicated to offering accessible facilities and sporting opportunities for people with disabilities and special educational needs.

We host a range of national and international disability sports so there is always the chance to get active in Medway.

We offer:

  • Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) gym memberships
  • hosting of international and national disability events
  • Medway Park is the home of England Wheelchair Rugby
  • accessible centres and facilities
  • support for local clubs to encourage inclusivity
  • PE and School Sport events with our disability youth games series.

Disability sports clubs and sessions

There are a wide variety of disability sports on offer in Medway, as well as many new and existing clubs offering sports for disabled people of all levels and abilities.

Find out more about each club or session by clicking on them below:

Disability Youth Games

The Disability Youth Games are a funded series of events and fun based sports galas and tournaments available to all Medway special schools and units.

Find out more about the disability youth games.

Medway Sport swimming lessons

The Alpha Step Awards are designed to build confidence in those who may need more support during their swimming lessons.

They are particularly good for:

  • a shy or timid child
  • a nervous adult
  • some people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Find out more about Medway Sport swimming lessons.

Multi-sport club 

Medway Sport's multi-sport disability club at Medway Park gives people of any ability or level of disability a chance to have fun and try different sports. 

Session information:

  • Monday 5.30pm to 7pm
  • suitable for adults and older children
  • you do not need to book. 

The price is £3 per session. No charge for carers.

For more information email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

Fun disability swim sessions

The disability swim session is held in the hydrotherapy pool at Strood Leisure Centre and is for all swimming abilities and levels of disability.

The warm water will help with mobility and is the perfect environment to get active. This session is for children and adults aged 12 and over.

The session takes place on Thursdays, 6pm to 7pm.

The first session is free and then it is £3.15 per session. No charge for parents or carers.

You must book sessions in advance online or by phone 01634 333 933.

Sensory swim sessions 

The sensory swim session is held in the hydrotherapy pool at Strood Leisure Centre and is for all swimming abilities and levels of disability.

This session is for children aged 3 to 12 years.

Activities include:

  • general splash around
  • water based games
  • building water confidence

The session is held every Thursday 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

The price is £4 per session. There is no charge for parents or carers.

You must book sessions in advance online or by phone 01634 333 933.

Other sports and sports clubs for people with disabilities

There are also a range of disability sports available through community sports clubs in Medway. These include:

Dance and Arts

There are a number of Medway Clubs and organisations that offer opportunities to encourage active lifestyles through dance and performance arts. These include:

IFI Membership

If you’re registered as disabled, you can get our IFI gym membership.

Find out more about our memberships.

World Class Sport

We are incredibly proud that Medway Park Sports Centre is the home of the England Wheelchair Rugby League.

Medway Park regularly hosts international sporting events to inspire and enjoy.

Find out more

For more information and contact details for external clubs email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk or see our Club Directory.