RISE activities for young people

COVID-19 update: February 2021 lockdown

Following the Government's latest announcement on Monday 22 February 2021, all of our Sport and Fitness Centres remain closed. In line with the guidance, we are working on an agreed timeline for the reopening of the centres. Further updates will be published on our website, via social media and on our LBRUT Sports App. Feel Good Fitness memberships remain on hold and no further payments are currently being taken.

If you have any queries, please email us at leisure@richmond.gov.uk

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

Current activities

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 rise@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

Fusion Junior Dance (virtual)

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.

Multi Sports (virtual)

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. Sessions are led by a Disability Sports Coach (DSC) and develop 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.

Other activities (not currently running)


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

  • Ages: 8+ 
  • Venue: Lensbury Water Sports Centre, Broom Water West, Teddington


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. 

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.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay and watch.


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.

Wheelchair basketball

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

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


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?

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