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Helping you to be healthy, sociable and part of the community


Guys cheering with medals at special Olympics

We offer all kinds of sports for all levels of ability. Our aim is help people integrate with the community and develop their social skills while taking part in healthy sporting activities.

Sports in London

A variety of sports is also available in London and includes:

  • Cycling
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking groups.
     

Sports in Berkshire

We organise and coach a wide variety of sports for the people we support, offering a full and varied programme to suit all abilities. They include:

  • Athletics at Bracknell Sports Centre
  • Badminton at Wellington College
  • Bike rides, national and international
  • Cricket
  • Cycling at Ravenswood Village (in Crowthorne for training)
  • Fitness/weight training - Frogmore Community Centre
  • Football at Bracknell Sports Centre
  • Swimming at Bracknell Sports Centre
  • Trampolining at Ravenswood Village.

We also take people to various locations where they can take part in our extensive programme of activities. These are structured so that people of all abilities can attend. Even if they can’t achieve a particular level of skill, the people we support get the chance to experience a new activity or environment. The programme includes:

  • Aero Biking
  • Boccia
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cross country walking or running
  • Dry slope skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fun Fitness
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Mini-golf
  • Panathlon
  • Rambling in the local area, including The Lookout Rock
  • Table tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Uni-hoc
  • Water skiing.


As well as all the above activities, we also organise and provide other larger scale events and opportunities.

Bike Rides

Our staff train on a regular basis with the people we support to prepare for the many bikes rides in this country and abroad. This includes tandem bike rides. We organise training weeks, both at home and abroad.

We also train volunteers who support people by riding tandems with them.

After the bike rides, we encourage people to take part again or try a different type of bike (such as a tandem).

Football Tournament

We organise and run an annual tournament in Berkshire, attracting teams from all over the country.

Outward Bound courses and adventure training

We organise our own courses and also take people on courses run by other organisations.

Special Olympics

We coach and train the participants, selecting the teams and taking them to competitions, supporting them all the way. Competitions can be local, regional, national and international.

The sports involved are:

  • Athletics (training at Bracknell Sports Centre)
  • Boccia (training at Bracknell Sports Centre)
  • Equestrian (training at Ravenswood RDA Stables)
  • Ten Pin Bowling (training at the Hollywood Bowl, Bracknell).

Sports Fun Day

This is a great opportunity for many of the people we support to take part in a big, outside event, which is held at Bracknell Sports Centre.

Stables

Our RDA-registered Stables and Equestrian Centre offers a wide range of opportunities for the people we support. We make sure each person gets what they want from the variety of opportunities, which include:

  • Riding
  • Carriage driving
  • Land and stable management
  • Horse care.

Carriage driving is a great alternative for people who can’t ride, giving them an opportunity to spend time in the stables with the horses.

People can learn one-to-one or in groups, improving their skills. If they wish, they can work towards different kinds of accreditation, such as the RDA achievement awards. These support people who may like to work with horses at some point.

Riding and driving offer many therapeutic benefits including:

  • Core stability
  • Improved balance
  • Co-ordination
  • A sense of well being
  • Improved confidence (this can lead to employment)
  • Competitive riding/driving
  • Looking after the animals
  • “Putting back “into your environment.


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Telephone: 020 8809 8809

Email: info@norwood.org.uk


Keeping a healthy lifestyle is important to me. I exercise with Norwood which is fun and we talk about the importance of eating healthy foods.

Links member who attends Norwood healthy living sessions