Inclusive Activities in Tunbridge Wells

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Sport and physical activity should be for everyone.  Many clubs and activity providers are going to great lengths to ensure that their sports and activities are inclusive.  So if you have a disability or long term health condition, here are a few clubs/providers in the Tunbridge Wells borough that may be of interest:

TW Flyerz

Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club is proud to have been the first club in Kent to launch a Flyerz program for pan disability hockey. TW Flyerz has grown significantly and successfully since its launch in 2017, gaining awards and press coverage at local and national level.  The train and play at the Nevil Ground in Royal Tunbridge Wells. For more information, please follow the link below:

www.twhc.co.uk

RTW Monson Swimming Club

RTW Monson operates out of a variety of pools around Tunbridge Wells and supports swimmers of all abilities.  Their disabled swimmers are fully integrated with the rest of their membership rather than being put into a separate squad.  The club has a history of athletes and coaches being selected for international squads, something the club is hugely proud of. For more information, please follow the link below:

www.rtwmonson.org

Mariners of Bewl

Mariners of Bewl is a sailing club where people with physical impairments and non-disabled sail together on an equal basis. Sailing takes place on Saturday mornings from April to October on Bewl Water, the largest piece of inland water in the South East of England. For more information, please follow the link below:

www.mariners-of-bewl.org.uk

Paddock Wood Pan Disability Football

The Paddock Wood Pan Disability Football Club is open to footballers of all ages and abilities.  The coaches believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy “the beautiful game”.

Sessions take place indoors at Putlands Sports Centre and follow a regular pattern that the youngsters become used to. It’s all about reinforcing their ball skills and building confidence and fitness, but most of all, it’s about having fun!  Every session ends with a game. For more information, please follow the link below:

www.fusion-lifestyle.com

Paddock Wood Bowls Club

Paddock Wood Bowls Club are proud to say they have the facilities and coaching support to welcome bowlers who have a disability.  The club is based next to Putlands Sports Centre and has an artificial green which can be used all year round.  This also means it can be accessed by wheelchairs via a ramp. For more information, please visit the link below:

www.paddockwoodbowlsclub.co.uk/

Tubslake Shooting Club

Based at Hawkhurst in a purpose-built shooting range, this club has specially adapted air guns for visually impaired members to use.  These guns have sights that create a sound in earphones worn by the shooter. The sound becomes higher in pitch as the rifle nears the bull, and the shooter fires when the sound reaches its highest peak. For more information, please visit the link below:

www.tubslake.co.uk

Paracise in Cranbrook

Paracise is a low impact, fun class, set to music.  It was especially developed for people with health concerns such as muscle degeneration, low bone density, chronic pain, or recent injuries.The 45 minute classes are on Monday afternoon’s from 16.15 at Weald Sports Centre, Cranbrook, TN17 2PN.

To book your place, contact Kim, the instructor on:

kimwheelerpft@gmail.com

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