Just for Children with Special Needs

Monday club

Monday Club is for youngsters with varying communication, emotional, educational and physical disabilities. The age range is from 9 to 21 years old. They meet every Monday during term time between 6 and 8pm at the Youth Service at Les Ozouet Campus. Charge: 50p per session. The main purpose of the club is to encourage and build on social skills and to provide a safe environment in which they can meet and relax. For some of them, this is the only club they attend.

Contact: Julie on 07781 401859 or 259151

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 guernseyspecialsgym@cwgsy.net

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   sue.aldwell@yahoo.com

 

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  rumdoodle@cwgsy.net

Guernsey Indoor Bowling Association

Paul Ingrouille

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 – paulingrouille@yahoo.com

 

Ron Short Centre – Tuesday club 7 to 9 pm

For adults aged 16+ to enjoy games, snooker etc.

Contact 724333

 

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 helenfernandez@live.com

For Children and Young Adults with Special Needs

Guernsey Marlins 

The Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers Club LBG is run by a team of volunteers for adults and children over 14 attending a special needs school with a learning disability and who wish to train and compete against their peers both on and off the island. They train during term time on Wednesdays from 5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. at the Baubigny Schools’ Pool and members’ ages range from 14 years to adult.

For further information contact Graham Elwin

Tel: 239066 or 07781 118654

  

Guernsey Disability Swimming at Beau Sejour –

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 pmcdermott@cwgsy.net for more information

Racketball

Mick Mahy

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 
Email:  mmahy50@gmail.com

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.
Email: marc.lepage@tax.gov.gg

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

Email: club@guernseyathletics.org.gg

Website: www.guernseyathletics.org.gg/index.asp

Twitter: www.twitter.com/giaac

Facebook: www.facebook.com/guernseyathletics

 

Guernsey Judo Club

Mitch Agnelli

The Judo Club runs Judo sessions for children in the special needs schools and have mixed ability clubs outside of schools

Email: mitch.agnelli@cwgsy.net

 

Guernsey Sailing Trust

Clare Chapple

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.

Email: info@sailingtrust.org.gg

Scout Association

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 info@scouts.gg

 

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 svining@cwgsy.net


 

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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)

Email:  sarniasealions@yahoo.com

Address: Rose Villa, Clos Du Beaupre, Saints Road, St Martins, Guernsey, GY4 6HT

Web:  http://sarniasealions.com

 

Skill Set

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.

www.guernseysports.com

 

Guernsey Cricket Board

Jason Shamrock

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.

Email: jason@guernseycricket.com

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