Just for Children with Special Needs
Guernsey Specials Gym Club
A gymnastics club for children of all abilities, run by fully qualified coaches with special need training. It is held at the Western Parishes Community Centre (Styx) on Thursday afternoons.
Age: 4-7 years: 4.00pm – 4.45pm, 7 years + 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Contact: Hannah Pearce at email@example.com
Just for Young Adults with Special Needs
Drop In Club - Friends of St Martins Day Service
The Drop In Club takes place on four mornings each week in various locations around the island. It provides a place for adults with learning difficulties to socialise, meet new friends and take part in activities.
Contact: Sue Aldwell 264831/07781 406064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday club –Guernsey sports association for the disabled
Provides an opportunity for young people (14+) and adults of all abilities to participate in sporting activities such as table tennis, skittles, pool and more. Cost: £10 yearly membership
Contact: Christine Le Prevost 258819 or 249328
Guernsey Gateway Club – affiliated to Mencap
Provides and supports leisure and recreation for people with a learning disability.
Contact: Sharon Hartley 244231 or email@example.com
Guernsey Indoor Bowling Association
GIBA have two wheelchairs designed for bowling. They run training sessions for people with learning disabilities to compete in the local league and in open events. They are registered with Special Olympics and have successfully competed in Special Olympic events in the UK. They run a regular Saturday morning bowling group, new members are welcome.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Short Centre – Tuesday club
7 to 9 pm
For adults aged 16+ to enjoy games, snooker etc.
Autism Guernsey Interests Group
A new social group for adults with autism, in an easy going, no pressure environment. The group caters for a wide range of interests, activities will be voted for and run by its members. They meet on the last Sunday evening of each month at the Hampshire Lodge, 7 to 10 pm.
Contact: Helen on 07781 115033 or email@example.com
For Children and Young Adults with Special Needs
Guernsey Disability Swimming
Every Thursday 6pm to 7pm
Open swim for people with a disability. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact Patricia McDermott on 07781 120212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Free Racketball coaching for children / adults with disabilities. The sport can be played individually or as a group and can be adapted to different levels of ability
Phone: 07911 720235
Guernsey Special Olympics Football
Marc Le Page
Local football team for males with special needs. They are registered with Special Olympics and compete on and off island. Guernsey FA also offer disability training to all their coaches.
Phone: 07781 119734
Inclusive Clubs & Activities
Guernsey Island Amateur Athletic Club
GIAAC provides a wide range of track and field sports for children and adults. The club welcomes anyone interested in athletics.
Zoe Toms – Admin
Guernsey Judo Club
The Judo Club runs Judo sessions for children in the special needs schools and have mixed ability clubs outside of schools
Guernsey Sailing Trust
The Guernsey Sailing Trust is a RYA Sailability centre committed to making sailing as accessible as possible to everyone. They work with the special needs schools and are keen to find individual solutions for disabled sailors.
Scouting is open to all young people, regardless of their physical or mental ability. Local leaders work together with parents/carers to provide the support necessary to enable young people to participate in Scouting.
Beavers 6-8 years
Cubs 8 – 10 years
Scouts 10 to 14 years
Explorers 14 to 18 years
Cost: Approx £30 per term
Contact: Les Maignys Scout and Guide Headquarters on 256796 or email email@example.com
Girl Guide Association
Rainbows for 5 to 7 year olds
Brownies for 7 – 11 year olds
Guides 11 – 16
Young Leaders or Rangers 16 – 25 years
All sections welcome all children regardless of their needs.
Contact: Sara Sarre (Special Needs co-ordinator) on 07781115029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarnia Sea Lions
Guernsey's newest Swim School, based at Forest School Pool, offers swimming lessons to all ages and all abilities of swimmers including children / young adults with special needs.
Contact: Natasha Duquemin
Tel: 01481 236753 (office) or 07911 741874 (m)
Address: Rose Villa, Clos Du Beaupre, Saints Road, St Martins, Guernsey, GY4 6HT
Offers a large variety of junior and adult sporting activities from pre-school upwards.
For more information Telephone: (01481) 735440 or visit website
Guernsey Sports Commission
The Guernsey Sports Commission [GSC] is a charitable organisation promoting physical activity and sport in Guernsey. They offer a number of programmes which are run throughout the year which offer people of all ages the opportunity to participate in different activities. Their website has a comprehensive list of sports on the island.
Guernsey Cricket Board
The Guernsey Cricket Board promote Table Cricket, an all ability game played on a table with rules similar to cricket. They run table cricket sessions in special needs school and centers for people with disability. They welcome anyone who would like to learn the game.
Contact DisabledGo for information on accessibility of local sports venues.
If you know of any other clubs or activities not listed here, please let us know via email