Sports


Super 8 Cricket

Super 8 Cricket is a pilot programme aiming to embed fun, relaxed, soft-ball disability cricket in club settings.

There are 4 in Oxfordshire: at Didcot, Minster Lovell, Horspath and Bicester.

The sessions are free.

Website address: http://www.bbo.cricket/page/disability-cricket/super-8-cricket/super-8-cricket-14731/

Contact Name: Luke Wright (ECB Disability Executive)

Phone: 07747 545 551

Email: luke.wright@ecb.co.uk

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Breakaway Group

A social group for 18-30 year olds who have mild to moderate learning difficulties and who live in South Oxfordshire.

This friendly group meet up approximately once every 4-6 weeks for social events. Most members are based in Henley/Wallingford direction. We might meet up for a meal, cinema, bowling, theatre, sporting events, concerts. Giving young disabled adults a meaningful activity and circle of friends whilst parents and carers get a break.

Website: www.chilterncentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Pamela

Phone: 01491 575575

Email: pamela@chilterncentre.org.uk

Address: Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children and Young Adults, Greys Road, Henley on Thames RG9 1QR

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OXSRAD

OXSRAD (Oxford & District Sports and Recreation Association for the Disabled Ltd) is an inclusive centre that integrates people with disabilities through sport and recreation.

They offer a huge range of facilities and activities so that there is something for everyone.

Facilities include:

  • a gym (adapted for wheelchair users or those with physical difficulties)
  • a studio (for exercise classes, dance groups, meetings and more)
  • a sensory room
  • a spa bath (with disabled hoist)
  • a sports hall
  • a therapy room
  • a cafe and a bar

It is open daily, with specific classes and activities listed on this page: http://www.oxsrad.org/facilities

Website: www.oxsrad.org

Address: Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ

Phone: 01865 741336

Email: info@oxsrad.org

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Thomley

Thomley is a place for people of all ages and abilities.

They are based on a 9 acre site and they have: a soft play area, art room, sensory room, bike track, zip wire, play rooms, imagination room, fort, cycle track, park, music room, imagination room, teenage den and much more!

PLUS they have additional activities on selected days, such as: giant bubbles, woodwork, sports workshops and music therapy workshops. People with and without diagnosis are welcome at Thomley, they have focus days for for everyone - preschool, teenage, adult, quiet, family, community and more.

They are based in Worminghall, Buckinghamshire - just outside Oxfordshire, but of course everyone from Oxfordshire is most welcome!

Website: https://thomley.org.uk/

Address: Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Buckinghamshire HP18 9JZ

Phone: 01844 338380 (office hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm)

Contact Page: https://thomley.org.uk/contact-us/

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Oxfordshire Disability Sports and Physical Activity Directory

This is a great directory of sports and physical activities for people with disabilities in Oxfordshire:

oxfordshire-inclusive-sport-directory.pdf

It is published by Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity.

If you know of any other clubs or activities that you think should be listed in their directory, please let Lucy at Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity know by emailing ltappin@oxford.gov.uk or phoning her on 01865 252661.

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New Yatt Riding for the Disabled

New Yatt Riding for the Disabled is an incorporated charity which provides therapeutic horse riding to children and adults at North Leigh, West Oxfordshire.

Riders may have a physical disability or learning difficulties, some may have both.

The riding lessons are very popular, so there may be a waiting list. For more information, please visit their website!

Website: www.newyattrda.org.uk/about_us.htm

Email: nyrda_enquiries@googlegroups.com

Phone: 01993 883832 (may go to answer phone so please leave a message)

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Oxford City Casuals Football Club

The Oxford City Casuals are a friendly and welcoming football club with enthusiastic coaches who are passionate about helping disabled children (aged 10 and over) and adults achieve their best.

They train on Sundays during term time at Oxford City Football Club (Marsh Lane, Marston Oxford OX3 0NQ). They meet at 9.45am at the club house and start playing at 10am. They finish around 11.30am.

Website: http://www.oxfordcityfc.co.uk/teams/1500

Contact: For further information contact Manager Mark Heelis at mark_heelis@hotmail.com or on 07714 756917

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KEEN Oxford

KEEN provides social, sporting and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs. It is a registered charity and a joint organisation of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University.

They run four regular, weekly sessions during Oxford University term times: AllSorts, Zig-Zag, KEEN Teens and GrEAT Social. GrEAT Sports, their newest session, runs all year round.

Website: www.keenoxford.org

Email: keen@keenoxford.org (for all general enquiries), great@keenoxford.org (for all GrEAT enquiries)

Telephone:

  • Office: 01865 264 173
  • Mobile: 07508 629 443

Where: Various locations in Oxford depending on the activity/session, for example St. Clements’ Family Centre on Cross Street, Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre, New College Sports Ground on St Cross Road.

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