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Sports clubs

The Get Active Sports Club was originally set up to improve the physical health, self-esteem, social interaction and general well-being of the visually impaired children we support.

Image of children wall climbing

Their parents also benefited as they watched their children becoming more confident in their abilities. They were able to enjoy seeing them take on new challenges, discover a natural ability, have fun and build friendships with other visually impaired children.

As a direct result of the popularity of the project it has developed and now offers a range of Sporting Activities for people of all ages with some activities available for adults only.  Simply get in touch or take a look through our events diary to find out more.

All staff running the courses are fully qualified coaches; they are supported by volunteers and Berkshire Vision staff. Volunteers are DBS checked and some are first aid trained. If you’d like to know more about volunteer opportunities please contact jennifer.james@berkshirevision.org.uk

Regular activities include:

Cricket – Click here to go to the Berkshire Stags website
Acoustic shooting
Archery
Athletics
Beep baseball
Belly dancing
Boating
Dragon Boat Racing
Go-karting
Golf
Keep fit
Swimming
Tandem cycling
Tennis
Ten-pin bowling
Wall-climbing

You can download the latest copy of our Get Active Sports Newsletter as a PDF. AUDIO or braille available on request.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our members have to say…

“My four sons attend the Get Active Club and really enjoy the chance to try out different sports. This would not be possible otherwise because other sports clubs require carers to be trained before they will take visually impaired children”

“The Club provides my child with a sense of confidence as she can try out activities with people like herself and compete as an equal, rather than try a sport at school with fully sighted children and always come last. I never have to worry about her safety or explaining to anyone about her sight difficulties. We can just all get stuck in and concentrate on learning a sport and enjoying ourselves.”

“My daughter has attended a number of the sessions and loves to take part in the sporting activity. She has no vision at all and finding accessible sports is very difficult. At the club she is welcomed and allowed to take part to her ability. Her older brother is also welcomed and it is an activity that we take part of as a family which is very important to us.”

Calendar of events

Please note that these dates are subject to change so booking is essential in case we need to let you know of any changes

Tennis
This takes place at Reading University’s new tennis Dome. 

Mondays 12th and 26th November, 10th December
Thursdays 22nd November, 6th December

Please call or email for details.

Reading Running Club
Palmer Park Stadium
Alternate Fridays 4-5pm.
Please check on the day as sessions may be cancelled. Also note that transport may not always be available

Tandem Cycling – Adults only
Greenham Common and Windsor Great Park. Dates TBC soon.

Berkshire Sharks Dragon Boat Club
Wokingham Waterside Centre, Reading.
Sessions are normally fortnightly but have been put on hold until 2019. For details contact Jade.

Berkshire Stags VI Cricket Club
Details can be found on the Club’s WEBSITE

Times and venues are often subject to change so please call 0118 987 2803 or email Jade to book your place and confirm details. 

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