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Disability sport

Medway is a great place to take part in a wide variety of disability sports.Wheelchair Rugby at 2016 Disability Sport Open Day

Medway Council is proud of its record of bringing major disability sports events to Medway, to establish new clubs and disability sections in existing clubs, and to promote all the opportunities available in disability sport.

We hold regular disability sports taster days and sessions to highlight the range of disability sports available to residents and help clubs attract new members.

Medway Park regularly hosts international and national disability events and is the official home of England Wheelchair Rugby League. 

Details of clubs and groups are listed below, or alternatively if you want to get involved you can contact Medway Sport or by emailing medwaysport@medway.gov.uk

Medway Sport also organises the Disability Youth Games schools competition programme.


Club and Community Disability Sport ActivitiesWheelchair Tennis at the Disability Sport Open Day 2016


NEW FOR 2018 Any Ability Tennis

In association with Frindsbury Tennis Club and the Tennis Foundation.

A new session for players of all ages and abilities with a physical impairment to enjoy the sport of tennis. Sports wheelchairs and all equipment provided.

Learn new skills, get active and had fun. Tennis is a great way to improve physical and mental health and can be adapted to suit everyone.

Every Monday from 12 February 2018. 7pm-8pm at Medway Park. £3 per session. Family/carers welcome.

For more information visit www.jimmystennis.com or call 07803 368450.


LAUNCHING MARCH 2018 Blind Football at Medway ParkBlind football stock image

In association with Riverside FC, we are supporting the launch of Blind Football at Medway Park.

A new inclusive session - players of any age and level of sight can be accommodated. All players wear a blindfold and a bell inside the ball helps players follow the action.

Wednesdays 5pm-6pm at Medway Park from 7 March.

£3 per session (no charge for parents/carers, first session free). For more information email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk


Multi Sport Club at Medway Park

Multi Sports Disability ClubAn opportunity to come and find out more about getting involved in sport, whatever your ability or level of disability. Coach led sessions to include new age kurling, boccia, wheelchair sports and more every Wednesday between 5.30pm to 7pm. £3 per session (first session free, no charge for parent/carer). Contact medwaysport@medway.gov.uk


Chair Fit

Strood Sports Centre, Watling Street, Strood

Thursdays at 10.30am (30-45minutes)

Warm up in seated position, using weights, ankle weights, bands. Some standing exercises depending on ability. £3 per session

T: 01634 333394


Swim Fit

Strood Sports Centre, Watling Street, Strood

Mondays 12.30pm, Tuesdays 9am and 10am (all 45 minutes)

Aimed at people with disabilities, using weights, bands, noodles and floats for movement and mobility, walking in the water.  £3 per session

T: 01634 333394


Medway and Maidstone AC disability athletics

Medway Park, Saturday mornings 11.45am to 1.15pm. Open to anyone aged 10 years +. Adults and children welcome. Sessions are open to athletes with all disabilities. Coaching in a variety of Paralympic athletics disciplines. Sports wheelchairs are provided. Contact sarahhar31@blueyonder.co.uk



Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball. Prince Arthur Bowls Club

Prince Arthur Indoor Bowls Club, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham

Saturdays 10.30am to 1pm (excluding first Saturday of every month)

Contact Mike Williams 01634 281243

E: boccia@paribc.co.uk
Website: http://www.paribc.co.uk/



Anchorians FC all-inclusive football for adults and children of all ages.

Anchorians Sports Ground, Darland Avenue, Gillingham ME7 3AN

Wednesdays, 6pm to 7.30pm

T: Leigh Willis 07789 501160


Kent FA Kent Reliance Disability Player Development Centre

KSports, Station Road, Aylesford, ME20 6AU

Mondays 5.30pm to 7pm

Email Lauren.Cundy@KentFA.com


Gillingham FC SENtaurs

Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham ME7 1HF

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm  fitc@priestfield.com


Invicta Powerchair Football Club

Medway Park, Gillingham ME7 1HF

Alternate Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm and Alternate Thursdays 5pm to 7pm

Club Contact: Nurinder Bhohi 07789 764602 invictapfc@gmail.com



Gillingham Gymnastics Club 

86 Hopewell Drive, Chatham, ME5 7NL

Disability Gymnastics for over 5s. Mondays and Fridays.

Contact 01634 843431 Email GillinghamGym@gmail.com



Disability Snowsport South East runs weekly sit ski sessions for those with a disability at the John Nike Ski Centre in Chatham. It also runs a session for advanced skiers once a month on a Sunday. For more information visit their website or email bucknallski@btinternet.com


Swim Lessons

For information, contact your local sports centre directly 01634 336655 or email Denise.todd@medway.gov.ukor visit www.medway.gov.uk/sport



Tennis Disability Support (Club or School/Community Centre)

Jim Barton, Head Coach Frindsbury LTC

Upnor Road, Upnor, ME2 4UX

E: jimbtennis@yahoo.com

T: 07803368450



Jumpers Rebound Centre

Mill Road, Gillingham

Disability sessions held Friday 6.30pm to 7.30pm and Saturdays 12pm to 12.30am and 1pm (waiting list may apply).

One-to-one sessions also available. Bookable via reception. £18 for 30 minutes.

Contact 01634 855507 or email info@trampoline.co.uk


Walking Sports


Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham Monday 10.30am - 12pm

Strood Sports Centre, Watling Street, Gillingham: Tuesday 11 to 12pm and Friday 12.30 to 1.30pm  £3 per player

T: Medway Sport 01634 338764

E: medwaysport@medway.gov.uk


Walk n Talk

Led session for all abilities designed to help people get the most out of walking for their physical and mental health.

Medway Park athletics track, Mill Road, Gillingham: Mondays 10am to 11am

£3 per session.

T: Medway Sport 01634 338764

E: medwaysport@medway.gov.uk


Wheelchair Rugby

Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby Club (Hellfires)

Spires School, Bredlands Lane, Canterbury CT20HD.

Wednesdays 6pm-9pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm 

T: 01227 761301

W: http://www.cantrugby.co.uk/wheelchair.htm


Wheelchair Rugby League

Medway Dragons Wheelchair RL Club

Medway Park, Gillingham, ME7 1HF

Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm

Club contact Mark Roughsedge 07534 986127 mark.roughsedge@medway.gov.uk


Wheelchair/Rollator Dance

Wheel Be Dancing with Walderslade Together (WALT) is bringing a new, accessible dance style to Medway for all ages and abilities. With the use of Rollators (zimmer frames on wheels) those who have balance issues or limited mobility can be supported by their Rollator in a safe way to join in the dance to music. Wheelchair dancers can also participate. For more information call 01634 319633 or email info@waltcic.org.uk


For further news on other disability sports opportunities and events in the county, visit the Kent Sport website.


IFI Gym Membership

An Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) Gym Membership is available to those registered disabled and it's only £20 per month.

You will get unlimited access to Medway Park, Strood Sports Centre, Hoo Sports Centre, Splashes and The Strand including:

  • Four fully-equipped gyms  
  • Full fitness class timetable with more than 200 classes and 7 days advance priority booking
  • Five swimming pools including outdoor, leisure pool, hydrotherapy and diving pit
  • Specialised functional fitness zones at Medway Park, Strood and Hoo sports centres
  • 7 days advance priority booking on squash and badminton courts
  • Free use of the athletics track (Medway Park)
  • Free use of the health suite with sauna and steam room (Strood)


  • 30 per cent discount for yourself and your children on Medway Swim Academy swimming lessons
  • Discount for your children to Medway’s Mini Youth Sports Camps
  • Pre-release sale and 50 per cent discounts on tickets to Major Sports Events held in Medway
  • 10 per cent discount on parties
  • No joining fee
  • Free Induction
  • Free personalised fitness programme reviewed quarterly

*Proof of eligibility will be required