Department of Sport

Inclusive Club Sessions


We have been working with a number of sports and clubs at the University, to develop their offer for students with disabilities or mental health conditions.

The following clubs will be offering inclusive opportunities this year:


Inclusive Horse Riding (Equestrian)

The University's Equestrian Club are offering students with the opportunity to try horse riding at a local RDA stables in Derbyshire.

The club run inclusive sessions on Wednesday afternoons (1 - 5pm) once per month. The dates for term one are yet to be confirmed.

The sessions will be 45 minutes in length and cost £5 per person, per session. We will be providing transport from the Portland Building front steps to the stables and back. We'll meet at 1pm and aim to have people back on the University Park campus by 5pm.

These inclusive sessions are designed for all abilities and are running by experienced leaders and volunteers from the club and stables.

If you'd like to find out more information or book a place on one of these sessions please email the Equestrian Club or Disability Sport Officer.  

You can find out more about the Club at:

Wheelchair Basketball

For the first year ever we have a wheelchair basketball club at the University. The club will be training twice a week in term three, at the new David Ross Sports Village on the following days:

  • Tuesdays, 4.30 - 6pm
  • Saturdays, 12 - 2pm (subject to external bookings - please check with the club before you go).

Whether you're completely new to the sport or have some experience of playing it, you'll be welcome to the sessions. You can find out more about the club by finding them at Freshers Fair or by visiting their web page or Facebook page.


Goalball is a Paralympic team sport which was originally developed for people with a visual impairment, but anyone can play it. It's an exciting three a side game, played wearing eyeshades and using a ball with a bell in it. The aim of the game being to score in the oppositions goal.

We run a club at the University called the Nottinghamshire Sheriffs and are always keen to welcome new players and volunteers to the club.

The club train every other Saturday from 10am-12, starting on 7th October 2017 at Sutton Bonington Sports Centre. Thes sessions cost £3 and all kit is provided.

You can find out more about the club through their web or Facebook page.


As part of their Engage offer, the University Trampoline club are offering inclusive sessions every Monday from 5-6pm at the new David Ross Sports Village - start date to be confirmed. These sessions are open to sports centre members for no additional cost and for non-members at a cost of £3 per sesson. You can find out more about the club here...


The University Athletics club are keen to open their club offer to more disabled students, whatever your interest or ability. If you'd like to try jogging, running, track events or field events - please go to their club page to find out more. Any enquiries can be directed to the Disability Sport Officer or their Club Welfare Officer - Charlotte Richardson.

Inclusive Basketball (Engage)

The men's basketball club are running monthly inclusive sessions as part of the Engage programme. These sessions will be £3 for non-members and free to sports members. The social sessions are designed to be friendly, fun and open to anyone. The sessions will take place on a  Wednesday (start date to be confirmed) from 9 - 10.30pm at Jubilee Sports Centre. For any enquiries, please contact the club's Welfare Officer - Ben Bean.

Inclusive Climbing (Engage)

In partnership with the Engage programme and the University's climbing team, we're offering disabled students and students with mental health conditions, with the opportunity to climb on the walls at the David Ross Sports Village. The next session in term three will be confirmed shortly. You will need to pre-book with the Disability Sport Officer. For the session you will need to wear sports gear and trainers to climb in (we can provide climbing shoes if preferred). The sessions will cost £3 for non-sports members and are free to those with sports membership.

Other Sports

If there are any sporting or fitness opportunities that you would like to try at the University, then please contact the Disability Sport Officer to discuss. We will do our best to help and accommodate your preferences, where we can.

Inclusive club session timetable

You can download and view the Engage timetable which details most of the inclusive club sessions that we're running this term (October - December 2017).

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000