RISE activities for adults

RISE provides a varied programme of activities for people of all ages with special educational needs and disabilities. 


Canoeing sessions with Lesbury Watersports Centre. A great opportunity to try out a variety of different boats and enjoy freedom on the water.

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 4.30-6pm
  • Venue: Lensbury Water Sports Centre, Broom Water West, Teddington


  • Dates: 22 April to  24 May 2020
  • Cost: £75
  • Dates: 2 June to 15 July 2020
  • Cost: £105

  • Dates: 9 September to 21 October 2020
  • Cost: £105

Summer Holiday sessions

Dates: 22 and 29 July 2020; 5, 12, 19 and 26 August 2020; 2 September 2020
Cost: £15 per session


Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 16 years+ practice a variety of techniques and skills to develop their agility, balance and coordination. KPR encourage players to join in competitively and socially. A team play in the Surrey Football For All League.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 11 January to 4 April (not 22 February)
  • Age: 16+
  • Time: 12 to 1pm
  • Venue: Hampton Sport and Fitness Centre, Hanworth Road Hampton, TW12 3HB. Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Session cost: £4.50 (£4 with a Richmond Card) - Pay weekly at the sports centre reception

Photograph of RISE football tournament

Fusion Dance

Fun and energetic dance sessions with Tom from Combination Dance which will increases fitness, mobility, self-confidence and teamwork. Performers will learn choreographed dance routines to a variety of music genre.

Weekly sessions

  • Dates: Mondays, 6 January to 30 March (not 17 February)
  • Time: 5.45 to 7pm
  • Age: 16+
  • Venue: Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road Teddington. TW11 9PJ Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Course cost: £57

For a booking link contact Sports Development 020 8831 6134.

Multi Sports

A fun introduction to the basics of a variety of sports, including basketball, cricket, hockey and tennis, all adapted to suit every age and ability. The session develops fundamental movement skills; running, hopping, throwing, catching and jumping. These skills give athletes the confidence to take part in the sports offered, adding an element of competition when appropriate.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay, watch or take part.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 14 September to 21 December (not 2 November)
  • Time: 11am to 12 noon
  • Age: 16+
  • Venue: Hampton Sport and Fitness Centre, Hanworth Road Hampton, TW12 3HB. Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Session cost: £5.60 (£5 with a Richmond Card). Pay weekly at the sports centre reception

RISE to Shine Swimming

This is part of our RISE to Shine project, training athletes aged 8 to 18 years who live or go to school in the borough to compete for Richmond in the London Youth Games. It is a stroke improver swimming group where swimmers use two exclusive lanes. Swimmers need to be able to swim a 25m length of the pool unaided.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay and watch.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, 10 September to 17 December (not 29 October)
  • Time: 6 to 6.45pm
  • Venue: Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ
  • Course cost: £77 (£70 with a Richmond Card)
  • For a booking link contact Sports Development 020 8831 6134


Using one bed, gymnasts develop body awareness and core stability whilst learning technique. Gymnasts are encouraged to use a variety of movement to express their own individual personalities. A maximum of 6 participants per session.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 11 January to 4 April (not 22 February)
  • Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre, Twickenham Academy, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW. Phone 020 3772 2999.
  • Course cost: £75.60 (£63.60 with a Richmond Card)

Wheelchair Basketball

Supported by Richmond Knights Basketball Club, athletes learn how to play wheelchair basketball using games and drills to teach technique. The session is adapted for all abilities using specialist equipment. Sports wheelchairs are supplied. Opportunities for competitive games are available.

  • Venue: Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH

For more information, please email office@knightsbasketball.co.uk, call 020 8797 0477 or visit www.knightsbasketball.co.uk/bookings.

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair rugby sessions for people aged 15 years or older.


All participants of RISE must complete a consent form to take part in activities. The application form for RISE activities can be completed online or downloaded. 

Contact us

For any further information about RISE, inclusive and disability specific sport or exercise activities.

Sports Development Team
Civic Centre
44 York Street

Telephone: 020 8831 6134
Email: rise@richmond.gov.uk

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Leisure discounts

Did you know you could receive discounts for many RISE activities with the Leisure and Youth Richmond Card for under 25s or the Richmond Card leisure subscription?

Updated: 3 February 2020