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Disability

Tees Valley Sport is committed to increasing participation and opportunities within disability sport.Wheelchair

We will raise awareness within local communities and create and support sustainable sports sessions and clubs to deliver high quality activities. Our work will encompass all levels of sports people from grass roots to elite international athletes within the Partnership.

Please click on the following link for more information on local sports clubs.

North East Club and Activity Finder

Player Pathways

We will be looking to support any sports clubs which would like to work towards recruiting members who have disabilities and becoming an inclusive club. We would also like to further the work done within the Sportsability clubs to create strong links with sports specific clubs to provide sessions and pathways for individuals to take a more active role within their chosen sports.

DVICC - Who are we?

DVICC is a club for visually impaired people in the north-east who want to have fun playing 'blind cricket'. They are looking for new members and welcome men and women, boys and girls (aged 10+), and no previous cricketing experience is required. All you need is a willingness to learn and to travel to training and matches. Equipment and coaching are provided. Please click here to view the DVICC flyer or for more details contact Richard Boggie on 0191 2858640, email rboggie@talktalk.net.

North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club

The club meets twice a month at Community pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre, Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, SR3 1PD. They cater for all skill levels from very beginners who have never worked with a racket before to more experienced players. The club is planning to hold separate totally blind (b1) and visually impaired (b2, b3 and b4) sessions to make it more beneficial to players. Please click here for more details.

Charlotte's Tandems

Charlotte's Tandems is a Registered Charity that lends tandems for free to anyone with a special need or disability so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling. They can therefore ride for fun, commuting or for sport. Full details about the charity can be found on the website, www.CharlottesTandems.co.uk,
Facebook page and @CharlottesTand Twitter Feed.

Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club

Wheelchair Sports are more popular than ever before! Whether indoors or outdoors, Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club offers an extremely varied programme throughout the year. The extensive range of different sports and teams give young and old alike the chance to enjoy the sort of team experience that only sport can provide.

Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club are hosting the Titan's Wheelchair Basketball training in the Tees Valley at;

  • Holmwood School, Middlesbrough, TS4 3PT, Mondays 6pm - 7pm 
  • Durham University, Stockton Campus, TS17 6BH, Saturdays 12 noon - 2pm

All sessions are inclusive; for disabled and non disabled people and are run by fully qualified level two coaches and are open to all age groups.  The club will run community sessions alongside team and competitive sessions to meet the goals of those participating.  Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club will be organising alternative sports and taster days, which will be publicised separately, opinions would be appreciated regarding the most popular sports.  The best way to keep up to date with what is happening is to get involved.

Cost per session is £3.00

If you want to find out more please view the website www.teesvalleywsc.co.uk

Twitter address @teesvalleytitan / Facebook TeesValleyTitans

Phone; Lee Fawcett 07762 007308 / Email; leefawcett@teesvalleywsc.co.uk

UK Deaf Sport

The overall aim of UK Deaf Sport is to work with the National Deaf Sports Associations and a selection of National Governing Bodies of sport to get 900 Deaf people, participating, staying & excelling in sport. This will be achieved through supporting an agreed number of priority National Governing Bodies to develop specific plans to increase deaf participation. These plans will be integrated into the English Federation of Disability Sports plans where sports align. Please see the document attached below for more details or contact the National Inclusive Sport Advisor Lee Dolby on leed@ukds.org.uk or 07850 796241. If you want to find out more about UK Deaf Sport then please click on the website www.ukdeafsport.org.uk or Twitter: @deafsport or Facebook: facebook.com/ukdeafsport.

For information on anything to do with Disability Sport in the Tees Valley, contact;

Paul Kreczak, Tees Valley Sport, Teesside University, TS1 3BA

Tel:- 01642 342287 Email:- p.kreczak@tees.ac.uk

Useful Link www.efds.co.uk