Junior section

Sport for juniors at SportsAble are available, accessible and fun.

We have a total of 48 junior members who take part in the Air Weapons, Archery, Table Tennis, Boccia, Kurling, Athletics, Away Games, Swimming, Snooker sections within SportsAble and outside of SportsAble in national competitions in Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis, and national level Athletics, Boccia and Table Tennis.

We also have a core Junior Team who participate in regional Away Games (inter-club athletics matches).

We aim to give our Juniors the opportunity to try every sport there is. This includes: mini cross-bow, table cricket, polybat, pool, skittles – in fact anything that our Juniors want to try we will set it up for them.

If we don’t have coaches within the club for a sport then we have direct access locally to coaches who will train our adults to help us get started and have fun at all levels from grassroots right through to National, International and Paralympic level.

Recently our Junior members competed in National Junior Athletics Championships; National Table Tennis Championships; National Snooker Championships; National Boccia Championships; National Swimming Championships and some of our Junior members have been spotted and are on pathways to Paralympic Development in their sports!!!

Juniors wanting to try sport for the first time, or to just have fun, can come down to our Sunday Funday sessions – which is what it ‘says on the tin’: it’s a fun session for 4 -18 years old with lots of different sports to try to find which ones suit them best.

As a section, we are a close team and all support one another when we are having fun and doing sport together – whether we are 8 or 18 – everyone is part of our special SportsAble Superstars Team competing as well as having fun.

Our team also includes brothers and sisters, as well as Mums, Dads, Aunties and Uncles who come along and support us. We have grown the section from 2 active athletes to our expanded team and hope to carry on doing so by offering an unrivalled selection of sports and coaching to juniors of all abilities.

Come on Down, come and have fun, come and try something different!