Disability Sports

Child playing table tennis using a ramp on the table to help him serve the ball

The Sports Development Team co-ordinates and supports a range of activities and opportunities for people of all abilities across the city of Brighton & Hove. We offer support with funding to sports clubs. We give sports clubs the opportunity to promote themselves.

Find out what is happening in the city through on our activity finder or contact organisations who provide inclusive or disability specific sessions below

Clubs & Activities

Saturday Active Club

Why not come along and try out sports activities such as badminton, boccia or table tennis as well as soft play activities? The sessions are for young people age 5 -11 with disabilities and/or special needs and their families.

The sessions run on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 11.30am at King Alfreds Leisure Centre

The sessions cost £4.00 each but if you show your Compass Card you will receive a 50p discount.

For more information call Brighton & Hove Sports Development's Active for Life team on (01273) 294821

These sessions are run by Active for Life & Freedom Leisure in partnership with Amaze.

The Sports4All Sussex Project

The Sport4All Sussex Project offers a range of sports and activities for adults with a disability aged 18+. For more information please visit their website or contact gsimmonds@grace-eyre.org or call 07436093171

Crew Club - Brighton & Hove Inclusive Sports Project

Term time after school sport & activity session on a Tuesday at the Crew Club in Whitehawk for young people with disabilities. You will need to book in advance. Please contact Jackie Wood at the Crew Club on (01273) 608607.

City Synergy

Sports and social club for people with visual impairments. For further details contact 07952 346667 or citysynergy@yahoo.co.uk

Sport For Choices

Holiday activities for young people aged between 8 - 16 with a visual impairment. For further details contact 07786 238168.

Amaze

A Brighton charity, manages the Compass Card on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council. The Compass Card is available to children and young people with significant special needs or disabilities up to their 20th birthday. The card gives access to free and discounted leisure across the city. For more information call the Amaze helpline on (01273) 772289 or go to the Amaze website.

The Fed / Centre for Independent Living

The Fed is a Brighton & Hove charity, led by disabled people, offering advice and support to live independently.  For more information: (01273) 296747 or visit The Fed website.

Spiral

Sports and fun activities for young people and adults with learning difficulties. For further details call (01273) 295180 or email info@spiralsussex.org.uk

Sussex Wasps Sports Club

Sports and social club for people with disabilities. For further details call (01273) 701235 or email archerphil@ntlworld.com

Sussex Sonics

Basketball for people with disabilities. For further details call either (01273) 307505 or 07767 754630.

SWBC Tigers Wheel Chair Basketball Club

Wheelchair Basketball training sessions. For further details call Stephen Simmons on either 01273494419 or 07941172430 or email stephen@swbctigers.com

Dolphins Disabled Swimming Club

Swimming for people with physical disabilities or medical conditions. For further details call either (01273) 479366 or (01273) 307647.

Marlin Disabled Swimming Club

Swimming for people with disabilities. For further details call (01273) 416600.

Brighton & Hove Albion Deaf FC

For further details please contact Roanna, 19a Stanford Avenue, Brighton, BN1 6GA

Seagulls Specials

Football club for people with learning Difficulties age 5 to 21 years. For further details call (01273) 648171 or 07919 051848, or visit their Website.

Healthwalks

A varied programme of Healthwalks takes place across Brighton & Hove. Around half of the Healthwalks are wheelchair accessible. Find out more on our Healthwalks web page or call (01273) 292564 email healthwalks@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Extend

Music movement & exercise classes that promote fun and group interaction. For further details call Mary Batchoo at Aspirations Active on (01273) 439731.

Deaf Youth Club

Football, Table Tennis, Snooker & Archery. For further details please call the Brighton Youth Centre on (01273) 675011.

Contacts & Resources

Young people play wheelchair football

  • Sports Development
  • Children’s Disability Service, Brighton & Hove City Council
    (01273) 295151
  • Social Services Physical Disability Team, Brighton & Hove City Council
    (01273) 295710
  • Social Services Learning Disability Team, Brighton & Hove City Council
    (01273) 295550
  • Better Lives Steering Group
    Are a Sub Group of the Brighton & Hove Learning Disability Partnership Board.  They oversee work being done around day opportunities for people with learning disabilities including, employment, adult learning, leisure, transport and day services.  Contact (01273) 293820.
  • Sussex Disability Sports Group 
    The aim of group is to look at ways of increasing sport and physical activity opportunities and provision for disabled people in Sussex. The group acts as a networking body to support existing opportunities whilst looking into developing further initiatives. For further details please contact the Sports Development Team on (01273) 292724 or at sports.info@brighton-hove.gov.uk.
  • Database 
    The Sussex Disability Sports Database is a search facility of sports opportunities across Sussex. Freephone 0800 859929 or visit www.icis-info4life.org.uk