Disability Sport

3. Sports organisations and clubs
4. Funding

3. Sports organisations and clubs

The list below covers a small selection of sports organisations and clubs taken from our Scottish Disability Directory.  There are many other sports opportunities available. You can search our directory for a more comprehensive list or call our helpline on 0300 323 9961.

Archery

Scottish Archery. Number of local clubs including those for people with a disability are listed on their website.

Basketball

Basketballscotland. National governing body for basketball in Scotland. The website has more information on wheelchair basketball.
or contact Tina Gordon, Wheelchair Basketball Development Officer
Telephone: 0131 317 726
Email: tina.gordon@basketball-scotland.com

Curling & Golf

Disabled Curlers & Golfers Scotland. Organisation of disabled curlers who play all over Scotland. Local clubs are listed on their website.

Cycling

Cycling UK. Provide information inclusive cycling such as the Edinburgh ABC (All-ability Bike Centre).
Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre
Telephone: 0750 006 9357
Email: david.glover@cyclinguk.org

Flying

Aerobility. Flying lessons for all regardless of disability. Aerobility has an operating base at Prestwick in Ayrshire.
Telephone: 0303 303 1230
Email: frontdesk@aerobility.com

Football

Para-Football  Football for those with disabilities supported by the Scottish Football Association. See the website for more details or email: David.McArdle@scottishfa.co.uk

Amputee Football Scotland Football for amputees and those with congenital limb differences. Currently available in Glasgow and Dundee but looking to expand across Scotland.
You can sign up for training sessions on the website, or contact by:
Telephone: 07885 262341
Email: ashley@amputeefootballscotland.co.uk

Frame Football Football for children who use a Rollator or similar orthopaedic walking frame. Sessions currently available in Glasgow & East Ayrshire. Contact Frame Football by using the online webform.

Powerchair Football There are a number of Powerchair football clubs in Scotland mainly in the West and Glasgow area.

Horse Riding

Riding for the Disabled Association. Network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and show jumping. The website has a list of local riding groups.

Rambling

Highland Disabled Ramblers. Rambling association for disabled people and their friends in Highland.
Telephone:  07895 066 965
Email:  admin@highland-disabled-ramblers.org

West Lothian Disabled Ramblers.  West Lothian Council runs a membership based Ramblers Club in West Lothian. Fees= £20 a year.
Telephone: 07521 320680
Email: stewart88.munro@sky.com

Rugby

Caledonia Crusher Wheelchair Rugby – Glasgow. Open to people who just want to train for the social and health benefits of playing a team sport as well as those who want to aim for the elite level of Team GB.

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Ltd. National wheelchair rugby organisation. Website has useful information on the sport though most clubs are based in England.
Email: info@gbwr.org.uk

Sailing

Sailability Scotland. Works with sailing clubs, centres and sailing schools throughout Scotland to improve and develop opportunities for the integration and support of people with disabilities into the sport of sailing and its associated pursuits. The website has a  list of local sailing clubs.
Email: sailabilityscotland2012@gmail.com

Shooting

Disability Shooting Project. Promote target shooting for disabled people. There is a list of local shooting clubs on their website.

Sport for people who are blind or partially sighted

British Blind Sport. Provide sport and recreation for blind and partially sighted people.
Telephone: 01926 424247
Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk

Winter sports

Disability Snowsport UK. Provide opportunities for disabled people to enjoy winter sports. You can find a list of local clubs on their website.
Telephone: 01479 861272
Email: admin@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Scottish Visually Impaired Skiers – Edinburgh.
Provide ski guides and coaching for members with a visual impairment.
Telephone: 07836 227167
Email: contact@SVIS.org.uk

Wheelchair sports

West of Scotland Wheelchair Club. Open to anyone with a physical disability who would enjoy playing Wheelchair Sport. They have a number of players who have represented Great Britain at both senior and junior levels, in Wheelchair Basketball including at the Paralympics.

Dundee Dragons. Range of wheelchairs sports including rugby, basketball and racquet sports for people in the local area.
Website: dundeedragons.net

Yoga

Yogability. Provide free yoga classes to children and adults with special needs as well as their carers and their families in Glasgow.
Email: helen@yogability.org.uk