INCLUSIVE SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

 

Stoke Mandeville Stadium is synonymous with sport and is the birthplace of disability sports, known as the "Birthplace of the Paralympics".

 

With its fully accessible on-site accommodation and catering, it is the perfect venue for a training camp or event in an excellent variety of Olympic, Paralympic and other sports.
 We have tennis courts, sports halls, viewing galleries and an athletics track and field. We have a pool hoist and a pool pod for access to our swimming pool. 

 

  

  • Inclusive Sports
  • Accessible Swim
  • Adaptive Yoga
  • Circuits 4 All
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • More

    Inclusive Sports

    What's involved?

    A range of inclusive sports ranging from boccia, table tennis,  poly bat, badminton, football, new age kurling, seated volleyball, indoor tennis. 

    These sessions are for everyone. Sports will change every week to give you a real flavour of the different sports available at the stadium. 

     

    Session times

    Mondays 13:30-14:30

     

    Pricing

    £3 per person

     

    Booking & more information

    To book your place, speak to our Reception Team on your next visit, or call us on 01296 484848.

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    Accessible Swim

    What's involved?

    A general independent swim session that develops skills and confidence within the water. 

    This session is available to people of all abilities with assistance getting into and out of the pool with our hoist or pool pod if required. One carer is able to attend for free per person.

     

    Session times

    Wednesdays 12:00-13:30

     

    Pricing

    Free for members

    £3.30 for non members

     

    Booking & more information

    To book your place, speak to our Reception Team on your next visit, or call us on 01296 484848.

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    For more information on these session please contact us:

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    Adaptive Yoga

    What's involved?

    An all-inclusive yoga session that strengthens your body and mind that is available to all abilities.

     

    Session times

    Thursdays 11:30 - 12:30 and 12:45 - 13:45

     

    Pricing

    Free for members

    £6 for non members

     

    Booking & more information

    To book your place, speak to our Reception Team on your next visit, or call us on 01296 484848.

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    For more information on these session please contact us:

     

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    Circuits 4 All

    What's involved?

    This is a fully inclusive circuits session for all levels of fitness and ability and our studio is fully accessible
    for wheelchair users and those with any mobility issues.

    Our circuits sessions are run by fully trained coaches who can adapt any exercises to your needs, helping you to meet your full potential!

     

    Session times

    Wednesdays 13:15-14:15 (studio)

     

    Pricing

    Free for members 

    £6.40 for non members (carers come for free)

     

    Booking & more information

    To book your place, speak to our Reception Team on your next visit, or call us on 01296 484848.

     

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    For more information on these session please contact us:

     email us

    Wheelchair Basketball

    What's involved?

    Ever fancied trying a new sport? Working with Aces, a local wheelchair basketball team, these beginner sessions are open to everyone (16+ years of age). As well as being a great way to keep fit and healthy they’re also a great opportunity to meet new people.

    All equipment and wheelchairs are supplied. Maximum of 12 people per session.

     

    Session times

    Fridays 17:00-18:00

     

    Pricing

    £4 per person

     

    Booking & more information

    To book your place, speak to our Reception Team on your next visit, or call us on 01296 484848.

     

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    For more information on these session please contact us:

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    On the 27th September 2019 we held an Inclusive Sports Day as part of the European Week of Sport!
    We are supporter of the European Commission’s initiative to get people to #BeActive



    We were very excited to welcome a very special guest, 16 Paralympian Champion in Wheelchair Racing, Tanni Grey-Thompson!


    There are many sports taking part in on the day which included:
    • Wheel chair Basketball
    • Hand cycling
    • Seated volleyball
    • Table tennis/polybat
    • Boccia
    • Circuits 4 all
    • Adaptive yoga
    • Athletics
    • Tennis
    • New Age Kurling
    Plus many more!

    Check out below some of the amazing people who attended the event!

    TEAMS THAT TRAIN AT SMS:

    SPORTS CLUBS THAT ARE BASED AT SMS:

    WheelPower promotes equality of opportunity in sport for all people with physical disabilities by:

    • Organising fun, introductory and competitive events for children and adults with disabilities aiming to increase the number of disabled people who actively participate in sports and physical activity on a regular basis
    • Provide sporting experiences where talented young disabled people are offered quality coaching in appropriate settings
    • Providing world leading facilities and opportunities to enable more people with disabilities to lead an active lifestyle
    • Supporting disability sports associations helping to create new clubs and give professional advice and support to improve existing clubs
    • Encourage and support the development of multi-sport and sport specific club opportunities within local communities
    • Support for national disability sports events
    • Removing barriers to participation in sport in particular the provision of manual sports wheelchairs through the Wheel Appeal scheme
    • Encouraging mainstream sports and leisure organisations to include people with disabilities in their programmes
    • Developing and delivering educational courses for people with disabilities and in disability sport through SMISE to improve the quality and number of coaches, officials and volunteers within disability sport
    • Providing information and advice on disability sport
    • Work closely with the National Sports Organisations and other National Disability Sports Organisations to support their work in disability sport
    • Create working partnerships with organisations involved in sports within the UK working towards shared and specific objectives including Governing Bodies of Sport