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Adult Sporting Opportunities

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Organisation Midland Mencap
Address The Enterprise Hub Bottetourt Road Weoley Castle
B29 5TE
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Phone 0121 442 2944

Are you looking for fun and inclusive sports activities? Do you want to get fit, develop your skills and make new friends, or even compete against other teams? If yes, then look no further!

We provide sporting opportunities to people with learning disabilities of all ages and all ability levels. Our sports sessions almost always include a social element: you will often see us heading off for a drink and some food after a good workout! Joining one of our clubs is a great way to meet people and make new friends. One of the most enjoyable aspects of being part of a sports group or team is having the chance to socialise after training, or after we have played.

Midland Mencap’s Sports team is led by fully qualified staff who are skilled in a variety of different sporting disciplines. Whether you want to join a football team, learn how to swim or try out a variety of team and solo sports in a safe and supportive environment, we will have an activity to suit you.

All participants regardless of experience will have the chance to compete in a Midland Mencap team if they want. Midland Mencap has two football teams in the regional Ability Counts league, we enter swimming galas, basketball & netball competitions managed by Special Olympics Great Britain.

We are also the only organisation in Birmingham to offer Special Olympic Great Britain Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) where individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities have the opportunity to reach their personal best in a sporting environment. Whatever the sport, our teams are often mixed meaning that women and men train together and compete together, creating a very inclusive sporting offer.

We often go to watch sporting events such as visiting Wembley Stadium to watch England or visiting Edgbaston Cricket Ground to see Warwickshire play and take in the amazing friendly atmosphere that is right on our doorstep.

From as little as £2 per session, you can improve your fitness, have fun and even have the chance to compete in your chosen sport.

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Categories Exercise, sport & recreation
Gender both
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Last updated: Jul 22, 2020 12:34

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