Free disability sports day at Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Danes Camp Leisure Centre
Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Danes Camp Leisure Centre in Northampton will be hosting a free disability sports open day for young people.

At last year’s summer games and the recent winter games Team GB’s Paralympians have shown how everyone can enjoy sports.

On Saturday April 26 Northampton Leisure Trust’s sports development team will be showcasing a range of sports that have been designed or adapted for people with different disabilities.

From 2pm there will be a chance to try a range of sports including boccia, goalball, football, climbing, cricket, athletics, indoor rowing, kurling and swimming.

The event is free to attend, and is open to anyone over six years old. The afternoon will have a family focus and anyone attending can bring along their brothers and sisters to join in too.

Ian Redfern, managing director of Northampton Leisure Trust, said: “Sports can be a great way to socialise and have fun, and there really is a sport out there for everyone. Every two weeks we run sessions that focus on disabled sports. So I would encourage anyone to join us on Saturday 26 April to find out what we do and discover the range of activities on offer to everyone in Northampton.”

The event is being supported by; Northampton Borough Councillor Brandon Eldred (through the Councillor Community Fund), Northampton Town Football in the Community Programme, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Northampton Athletics Network, Northamptonshire Sport and Northamptonshire Association for the Blind.

The free disabled sports day will be held between 2-5pm at Danes Camp Leisure Centre on April 26.

Northampton Leisure trust also offer fortnightly disabled sports sessions on Mondays, please visit for more information.