RISE activities for young people

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

Download the RISE calendar (pdf, 303 KB) for summer 2018.

Canoeing

Run by the Lensbury Watersports Centre, these active sessions are run by a team of coaches coaches providing opportunities for 8 years+ to try different canoes & kayaks, learn skills and build confidence on the water.

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

  • Dates: Mondays to Fridays, 23 July to 31 August (not 27 August)
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Lensbury Watersports Centre, Broom Waters West (off Broom Road), Teddington, TW11 9QH. Phone: 020 8614 6554
  • Course cost: £15

Football

Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 5 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, 21 April to 26 May (not 28 April*)
  • Time: 11.30am to 1pm
  • Venue: Shene Sports and Fitness Centre, Park Avenue, East Sheen SW14 8RG. Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Session cost: £5.50 (£5 with a Richmond Card)

*The session on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.

Fusion Junior Dance

These weekly, fun and lively dance classes are led by Tom from Combination Dance Company and are ideal for developing gross motor skills, flexibility, self expression and confidence.

Age 5 to 9

  • Dates: Saturdays, 21 April to 21 July (not 28 April* or 2 June)
  • Time: 11.30am to 12.15pm
  • Venue: Teddington Sports Centre, Broom Road Teddington. TW11 9PJ Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Course cost: £35.10

Parents/carers are encouraged to take part when required so that the child gets the most out of the class. The exercises are planned with this in mind. Please wear comfortable clothes and suitable footwear.

Age 10 to 16

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

  • Dates: Saturdays, 21 April – 21 July (not 28 April* or 2 June)
  • Time: 12.15 to 1pm
  • Venue: Teddington Sports CentreBroom Road Teddington. TW11 9PJ Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Course cost: £35.10

*The sessions on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.

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, 21 April to 21 July (not 28 April* or 2 June)
  • Time: 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Venue: Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre, Hanworth Road, Hampton, TW12 3HB
  • Phone: 020 3772 2999
  • Session cost: £5.40 (£4.70 with a Richmond Card)

*The session on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.

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 stroke improver swimming group where swimmers use two exclusive lanes. The group is welcoming and personalized to each swimmer. Swimmers need to be able to swim a 25m length of the pool unaided.

Parents/carers are welcome to stay and watch.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, 17 April to 17 July (not 29 May). Wednesday 6 June London Youth Games Swimming Competition
  • Time: 6 to 6.45pm
  • Venue: Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ
  • Course Cost: Free

Trampolining

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.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 21 April to 21 July (not 28 April* or 2 June)
  • Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre, Twickenham Academy, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW. Phone 020 3772 2999.
  • Course cost: £78 (£65 with a Richmond Card)

*The session on 28 April will instead take place as part of the RISE Open Day.

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.

  • Dates: Thursdays, , 19 April to 19 July (not 31 May)
  • Time: 6.30 to 7.45pm
  • Venue: Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH
  • Course cost: £7 per session/Course cost £91

For more information and to book, contact James Merchant, Richmond Knights Coach, by email office@knightsbasketball.co.uk or phone 020 8797 0477.

RISE summer holiday dates

  • Dates: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 23 July to 31 August (not 27 August)
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Lensbury Watersports Centre, Broom Waters West (off Broom Road), Teddington, TW11 9QH. Phone: 020 8614 6554
  • Session cost: £15

ADHD Richmond summer holiday dates

  • Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday 24 July to 30 August
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Lensbury Watersports Centre, Broom Waters West (off Broom Road), Teddington, TW11 9QH. Phone: 020 8614 6554
  • Session cost: £15

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.

Leisure discounts

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

Find out more

Updated: 25 May 2018