Lincolnshire’s Short Breaks Clubs provide activities for young people with disabilities and/or sensory impairments.
Lincolnshire’s Short Breaks initiative has gone from strength to strength since it began, with the provision of a fantastic range of activities for children young people in the county being readily available.
Active Lincolnshire has developed a number of inclusive sports clubs to support the Short Breaks scheme including adapted rowing, athletics, cycling, multi sports, netball, swimming and wheelchair basketball.
You can find a Short Breaks club in the Lincolnshire area for all these activities below.
How can I get involved?
If you’re looking to set up a Short Breaks or inclusive sports club, or would like support in coach education, funding or development, contact Project Delivery Officer (Equality & Diversity), Ian Brown, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adaptive rowing is rowing for people with a disability and is about removing barriers to participation in the sport for anyone who has a physical, sensory or learning impairment.
Boston Rowing Club
Contact: Jeff Elms
Telephone: 07984 084 196
The Lincoln Rowing Centre,
The Pump House
Contact: Bruce Margetts
Telephone: 01673 862 619
In 2011 Lincoln Rowing Centre launched it’s Adapted Rowing Scheme. Read more about it here.
The Laffletics Club is an adapted sports club for young people of all ages and abilities.
Northgate Sports Hall
Carre’s Grammar School
Sessions take place every Saturday, 10.00am – 11.30am
Contact: Thelma Smith
Telephone: 01529 413 204 / 01529 460 247
Cycling – Bike 4 Life
Bike 4 Life is an inclusive family bike hire scheme in Lincolnshire. Click here to watch a video about Bike 4 Life.
Bardney Heritage Centre
Telephone: 01526 397 299
Telephone: 01778 591 205
The Meridian Leisure Centre
Telephone: 01507 607 650
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Telephone: 01522 873 600
Gainsborough, Grantham, Lincoln and Sleaford
Contact: Louise Key
Telephone: 01522 585 580
Swimming has been an event at the Paralympic Games since the event was first held in Rome in 1960. The great thing about swimming is that it is an inclusive sport and it is not just at Paralympic level that people with a disability can get involved in swimming. Even though disabilities vary the British Disability Swimming Points System ensure the playing field remains level.
City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people in wheelchairs and is considered one of the major disabled sports practised. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people play wheelchair basketball from recreation to club play and as elite national team members. Wheelchair basketball is played by boys, girls, men and women.
Contact: Angus Drew