Clubs and Activities

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

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 264831/07781406064 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

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Ron Short Centre – Tuesday club 7to 9pm

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, 7-10pm.

Contact: Helen on 07781 115033 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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 with, primarily, 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 our member’s ages range from secondary school age to adult.

For further information contact Jane Northrop

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Tel: 238926

  

Guernsey Disability Swimming at Beau Sejour – Thursday 6pm to 6.30pm (winter) and 6pm to 7pm (spring, summer, autumn)
Open swim for people with a disability. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Richard de la Rue on 238726 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 
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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.
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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

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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

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 Guernsey Sailing Trust

Adam Read

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.

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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.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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)

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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 www.skillsetci.com

 

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


Bumblebee Boat Cruises

Based in Guernsey, Bumblebee offers a range of coastal cruises, trips to the other islands and to France. Bumblebee is equipped to cater for guests with varying degrees of disability. Bumblebee is available for charter for up to 12 passengers, which can be any mix of people and carers. They are able to take up to two wheelchairs on their outside deck which can be secured in position. Passengers who are able to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat will have plenty of assistance and are able to sit inside in shelter or outside in the fresh air. The boat has side doors 750mm wide permitting wheelchairs to be loaded without level change. Trips involving wheelchairs are normally timed for high tide so that pontoon ramp gradients are at a minimum. 

For more information see their website http://bumblebee.gg



Contact DisabledGo for information on accessibility of local sports venues.


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Sat Nov 25 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Big Chiefs Christmas Party
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Young Adults - Les Ozouets
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Little Injuns Christmas Party
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Young Adults Christmas Party

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