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Update on ongoing disruption

Read our update to residents on some of the current issues being faced by our Sport and Leisure team that has resulted in some facilities being closed.

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 swimming, dance, football and multi-sports activities.

If you have any enquiries or wish to sign up for these sessions, please contact rise@richmond.gov.uk.

Canoeing

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

Activity details:

  • Dates: Wednesdays from beginning of June to end of September
  • Time: 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.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Saturday between 7 May and 16 July (no sessions on 28 May or 4 June)
  • Time: 11.30am to 12.10pm (Junior) 12.20 to 1pm (Teen)
  • Age: 5 to 16 years
  • Venue: Up and Running, 70-72 Broad Street, Teddington, TW11 8QY
    Price: £38.70/£35.10 with a leisure and youth Richmond card

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.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 19 April to 19 July (no session 31 May).
  • Time: 6 to 6.45pm
  • Age: 8 to 18 years
  • Venue: Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ
  • Price: £71.50/£65 with a leisure and youth Richmond card

Football

Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 8 to 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.

Activity details:

  • Dates: Saturdays from 23 April to 16 July (no session 21, 28 May or 4 June)
  • Time: 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • Age: 8 to 16 years
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW
  • Price: £4 per week

Multi-Sport

Delivered by Brentford Community Sports Trust. Come along and join in with a variety of different sports and exercise activities. These sessions are fun and engaging with the opportunity to try lots of different activities.

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

Activity details:

  • Dates: Saturdays from 23 April to 16 July (no session 28 May or 4 June)
  • Time: 12.15 to 1.15pm
  • Age: 8+ years
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW
  • Price: £4 per week

Other activities (not currently running)

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:

Applications

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
Twickenham
TW1 3BZ

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

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

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Leisure discounts

Did you know you could receive discounts for many RISE activities with the Leisure and Youth Richmond Card?

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