Inclusive Sport & Physical Activity

Inclusive sport has grown more and more each year in East Staffordshire. The Council's Sports Development team works in partnership with local schools and disability gateway clubs to help promote and provide opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in various activities. To develop and deliver the planned activities, a forum group was established called the Able Too Forum. The forum oversees the activities listed below, and also applies for external funding to develop new projects.

Current activities on offer

Able Too United - A charter standard football club which offers opportunities for adults to participate in football. Playing in the Staffordshire Ability Counts League, its great for players to train and play in a fun and safe environment.

Ages: Adults 16+

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Cost: £2

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

Able Too Albion - A partnership between East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Able Too Forum and Burton Albion Community Trust, providing juniors an opportunity to play football in an enjoyable environment, with the chance to play friendly fixtures throughout the season.

Ages: 5-15 years

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6pm-7pm

Cost: £3

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

Powerchair Football - St Georges Knights is a club specifically designed for wheelchair users and is the only Powerchair club in Staffordshire. Sessions are suitable for people with a powerchair or manual chairs. Currently St George's Knights are participating and competing in the National Powerchair Football League and also have a development section for new and up and coming players.

Ages: 8+ years

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: £5

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

Inspire Multi-sport Club - This activity is provided through Staffordshire County Council's Aiming High activity fund. Perfect for children of all ages and their families can access the Coral Reef Play Centre, swimming and coach led sports activities.

Ages: 5-18 years & families

Day: Saturdays (fortnightly)

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

Inspire Badminton Club - This Badminton Club runs immediately after the Inspire Multi-Sport Club at Meadowside Leisure Centre. Participants have the opportunity to play Badminton under the guidance of a Level 2 Badminton Coach, linking in with other Badminton initiatives in the Borough.

Ages: 5-18 years & families

Day: Saturdays (fortnightly)

Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

Inclusive Cycling - Our Inclusive Cycling Centre offers the opportunity for disabled people, regardless of age, to ride a bike. The bikes we have available cater for all natures of disability and provide families with the opportunity to cycle together. The Cycling Centre is unique to Staffordshire and is open for anybody to come and cycle.

Ages: Juniors and adults

Day: Monday- Sunday

Time: Monday - Friday 4.00pm-6.00pm & Saturday-Sunday 10.00am-12.00pm (group bookings are available upon request)

Venue: Shobnall Leisure Complex

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

For additional information on adapted cycling and what the council offers, please visit our inclusive cycling page.

Rebound Therapy - Rebound Therapy is used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration, improve fitness and exercise tolerance, and to improve communication skills. Suitable for those with a disability. Delivered by trained Rebound Therapy Instructors. Full assisted hoist system available.

Day: Tuesdays (BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

Time: 10:00am-1pm

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

CREST Club - Multi ability/disability swimming club offering tuition by trained instructors. Impairments catered for: Powerchair Wheelchair User, Learning Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Complex Needs, Adapted Equipment, Disability Section or Activity.

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6:45pm-8:45pm

Venue: Meadowside Leisure Centre

Contact: beryl.murray@btinternet.com  or call 01283 703290

Able Too Adult Activity Club - A daytime activity club for adults with a disability to enjoy the facilities available at Meadowside Leisure Centre and Uttoxeter Leisure Centre. Activities will include a range of inclusive sports and use of the swimming pool.

Ages: 16+

Details: Tuesday at Meadowside Leisure Centre 11am-1pm
             Thursday at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre 10.30am-12.30pm

Contact: neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or call 01283 508192

Burton Junior Phab Club - Burton Junior Phab Club is a volunteer lead youth group aimed at young people aged 6-18 years, which meets fortnightly at the New Baptist Church. We aim to promote and encourage young people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, and to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.

Ages: 16+

Details: Wednesday’s (Fortnightly) – 6.30pm-8.00pm – Derby Road Baptist Church

Contact: chair.burtonjuniorphab@gmail.com

CREST Club – The CREST Club is a volunteer led adult social club and has been establish for many years. The club meet twice weekly for their social club and once a week for their swimming club. The club has recently been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services, a very prestigious award for voluntary organisations. The CREST Club also organise trips for their members and have a Club Chalet in Wales for families to rent.

Ages: 16+

Details: Wednesday’s and Friday’s – Burton Albion Community Hub – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday’s – Meadowside Leisure Centre – 6.45pm-8.45pm

Contact: Beryl Horton – 07796 687214

Junior Disability Club - Disability Youth Club running weekly every Monday night £2 per session, Parents/carers and siblings are also welcome to attend if they wish. One to one care cannot be provided. Each week the children are provided with an environment that allows them to be safe and develop their social and life skills, building their independence and self-confidence.

Ages: 11-16

Details: Community Hub - Monday - 6pm-8pm

Contact: Louisa Abbey 01283 246207 louisa.abbey@burtonalbionct.org

Adult Disability Club - Open to anyone aged 16 years and over join us at the hub to make new friends and take part in fun Inclusive physical and social activities. All abilities are welcome to join in the activities or have a chat with our staff over tea and coffee.

Ages: 18+

Details: Community Hub - Friday - 9.30am - 11.30am

Contact: Adam Lawrencce 01283 246207 Adam.lawrence@burtonalbionct.org

Aiming High Multi Sport Camps - Fun multi-skills half term holiday camp for disabled participants, delivered at the football club. A mix of sporting and social activity available.

Ages: 8-16

Details: Various locations during school holidays

Contact: Lucy Jelf 01283 246207 lucy.jelf@burtonalbionct.org

Able Too Fun Games - This event is the showcase activity for the Able Too Forum. The next event will run on Saturday 30th September 2018 at Meadowside Leisure Centre. This event gives people with a disability the opportunity to try various sports in a fun and family orientated day.

Through the partnership with the Able Too Forum, there are a number of community organisations, for example CREST and Burton PHAB Club, that provide family orientated social activities. For further information about these clubs or disability sport opportunities please contact Neil Brown on (01283) 508192 or email neil.brown@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk