Short Breaks Clubs

Lincolnshire’s Short Breaks Clubs provide activities for young people with disabilities and/or sensory impairments.

Short Breaks - Wheelchair Basketball

Lincolnshire’s Short Breaks initiative has gone from strength to strength since it began, with the provision of a fantastic range of activities for children young people in the county being readily available.

Lincolnshire Sport has developed a number of inclusive sports clubs to support the Short Breaks scheme including adapted rowing, archery, athletics, cycling, goalball, judo, multi sports, netball, swimming and wheelchair basketball and wheelchair laser tag.

You can find a Short Breaks club in the Lincolnshire area for all these activities below.

How can I get involved?

If you’re looking to set up a Short Breaks or inclusive sports club, or would like support in coach education, funding or development, contact Project Delivery Officer (Equality & Diversity), Ian Brown, via email at ian.brown@lincolnshiresport.com.

Adapted Rowing

Adaptive rowing is rowing for people with a disability and is about removing barriers to participation in the sport for anyone who has a physical, sensory or learning impairment.

Boston

Boston Rowing Club
The Boathouse
Carlton Road
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 8LL

Contact: Jeff Elms

Telephone: 07984 084 196
Email: jeff.elms@britishrowing.org

Lincoln

The Lincoln Rowing Centre,
The Pump House
Spa Rd,
Lincoln,
Lincolnshire,
LN5 7FB

Contact: Bruce Margetts

Telephone: 01673 862 619
Email: info@lincoln-rowing.org.uk

In 2011 Lincoln Rowing Centre launched it’s Adapted Rowing Scheme. Read more about it here.

Archery

Target archery has been a Paralympic sport for more than 30 years. The Paralympic program includes doubles, singles, and team events using the same competition and scoring protocol as utilized in the Olympic games. The official governing body is the Federation Internationale de Tir L’Arc or the Federation of International Target Archery (FITA).

Paralympic athletes use a recurve bow. Recurves are made of wood, graphite, fiberglass, or carbon composites. Arrows are either carbon graphite or aluminum.

Wheelchair archers require no equipment modifications. However, the wheelchair archer positions self at a ninety-degree angle from the target and may remove the front armrest to allow increased draw of the bow string.

Adaptive bow and mounting systems can be built to allow persons with significant disability to participate in this sport on a recreational level.

Lincoln

North Kesteven Disabled Sports Club – Archery
North Kesteven Leisure Centre
Moor Lane
North Hykeham
Lincoln

Session takes place every Monday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact: Denis Robson
07710 464 418

Athletics

The Laffletics Club is an adapted sports club for young people of all ages and abilities.

Sleaford

Laffletics
Northgate Sports Hall
Carre’s Grammar School
Sleaford
Lincolnshire

Sessions take place every Saturday, 10.15am – 11.45am

Contact: Thelma Smith
Telephone: 01529 413 204 / 01529 460 247
Email: thelma.smith1@homecall.co.uk

Cycling – Bike 4 Life

Bike 4 Life is an inclusive family bike hire scheme in Lincolnshire. Click here to watch a video about Bike 4 Life.

Bardney Heritage Centre

Station Road
Bardney
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN3 5UF
Telephone: 01526 397 299

Click here to visit their website

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Estate
Bourne
Lincolnshire
PE10 0LY
Telephone: 01778 591 205

Click here to visit their website

The Meridian Leisure Centre

Wood Lane
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 8RS
Telephone: 01507 607 650

Click here to visit their website

Yarborough Leisure Centre

Riseholme Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3SP
Telephone: 01522 873 600

Click here to visit their website

Goalball

Goalball is a Paralympic sport designed for blind athletes. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents’ goal.

It is primarly for people with a visual impairment, but is played by everyone at a club level.

PLEASE NOTE: Lynx Goalball is currently moving its sessions to a different venue based in Lincoln. An update specifying time and place will be provided in due course.

Contact: Dorothy Selfe
Telephone: 01507 605 604
Email: dorothy@talktalk.co.uk

Click here to visit the Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society website

Judo

Judo is open to the visually impaired men and women, and other than the minimal disability criteria, has no classification other than weight bands. The only difference in rules between able-bodied and visually impaired judo is that visually impaired athletes are allowed to be ‘in hold’ at the beginning of the bout.

Lincoln

Kodokan Judo Club
Priory City of Lincoln Academy
Cross of Cliff Hill
Lincoln
Lincolnshire

Sessions take place every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 7.15pm

Email: info@kodokanjudoclub.co.uk or paddy@kodokanjudoclub.co.uk
Telephone: 07432 100 139

Click here to visit the Kodokan Judo Club website

Multi-sports

Can-Do Multi-sports club caters for children with physical/learning disabilities, their siblings and friends. Coaching is provided in a variety of sports and skills from qualified and CRB checked coaches.

Spalding

Can-Do Multi-sports
Surfleet Village Hall
Surfleet
Spalding
Lincolnshire

Sessions take place bi-weekly on Saturdays

Contact: Corallie Cross
Telephone: 01775 840 856
Email: corallie.pcc@twinsmum.plus.com

Netball

Gainsborough, Grantham, Lincoln and Sleaford

Contact: Louise Key
Telephone: 01522 585 580
Email: louise.key@englandnetball.co.uk

Swimming

Swimming has been an event at the Paralympic Games since the event was first held in Rome in 1960. The great thing about swimming is that it is an inclusive sport and it is not just at Paralympic level that people with a disability can get involved in swimming. Even though disabilities vary the British Disability Swimming Points System ensure the playing field remains level.

Lincoln

City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Riseholme Road
Lincoln
LN1 3SP

Email: clpsecretary2014@gmail.com 

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people in wheelchairs and is considered one of the major disabled sports practised. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people play wheelchair basketball from recreation to club play and as elite national team members. Wheelchair basketball is played by boys, girls, men and women.

Lincoln

NK Jaguars
North Kesteven Leisure Centre
Moor Lane
North Hykeham
Lincoln
Lincolnshire

Contact: Angus Drew
Telephone: 07415883286
Email: angusdrew97@gmail.com