RISE activities for young people
COVID-19: Sports update - September 2021
We are currently following step 4 of the government roadmap. We are also following industry guidance and adopting a cautious approach to the reopening of services.
View the step 4 changes that will be taking place in our sport and fitness centres.
RISE provides a varied programme of activities for people of all ages with special educational needs and disabilities. View activities for adults.
We are currently running virtual multisport and dance classes. All other activities are suspended.
If you have any enquiries or wish to sign up for these virtual classes, please contact email@example.com.
Canoeing sessions with Lesbury Watersports Centre. A great opportunity to try out a variety of different boats and enjoy freedom on the water.
- Wednesdays from 4.30 to 6pm
- Age: 8+
- Venue: Lensbury Water Sports Centre, Broom Water West, Teddington
- Price: £15 per person per session
Fusion Junior and Teen Dance
These weekly, fun and lively dance classes are led by Combination Dance Company and are ideal for developing gross motor skills, flexibility, self expression and confidence.
- Saturdays from 11.30am to 12.10pm (Junior)
- Saturdays from 12.20 to 1pm (Teen)
- Age: 5 to 16 years
- Venue: Up and Running, 70-72 Broad Street, Teddington, TW11 8QY
RISE to Shine Swimming
This is part of our RISE to Shine project, training athletes aged 8-18 years who live or go to school in the borough to compete for Richmond in the London Youth Games. It is a very welcoming group focusing on stroke improvement. Swimmers need to be able to swim a 25m length of the pool unaided. Term time only
- Wednesday from 6 to 6.45pm
- Age: 8 to 18 years
- Venue: Pools on the Park, Richmond
- Price: £55 course cost
Other activities (not currently running)
Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 8 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.
- Age: 8 to 16 years
- Venue: Hampton Sport and Fitness Centre, Hanworth Road Hampton, TW12 3HB.
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 six participants per session.
- Age: 5+ years
- Venue: Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre, Twickenham Academy, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW.
Supported by Richmond Knights Basketball Club, athletes aged 6-16 years learn how to play wheelchair basketball using fun games 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
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.
For any further information about RISE, inclusive and disability specific sport or exercise activities.
Sports Development Team
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8831 6134
Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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Did you know you could receive discounts for many RISE activities with the Leisure and Youth Richmond Card?
Updated: 29 July 2021