Welcome to the Torfaen County Borough Council page on the Disability Sport Wales Website.
My name is Holly Hinchey, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Torfaen. I am based at Civic Offices, Pontypool.
Within Torfaen there are currently existing clubs and provisions offering a variety of sporting activities for disabled people, ranging from Boccia, Athletics, Swimming, Archery, Skiing, Sailing, Bowls, Carriage driving, Tennis and gymnastics to name but a few.
If you are a coach or volunteer there is also the UK Disability Inclusion Training Course (UK DIT) which is currently available in Wales, courses run several times over the year so please contact me for upcoming dates.
In order to help support clubs deliver good quality sessions Disability Sport Wales have introduced insport. insport is a four tiered (Ribbon, Bronze, Silver and Gold) identification and accreditation process which any sports club can go through to show they are committed to providing and delivering inclusive sport. If you are a mainstream club providing inclusive sport already or would like to please contact me. Look out for the insport logo that highlights some of the most inclusive sports clubs across Wales.
I update the website on a monthly basis with news, events and up and coming courses so please check regularly!
Events in your area
Torfaen Community Basketball
Torfaen Sports Development have developed an inclusive community basketball club for Girls and Boys of all abilities at Cwmbran Stadium.
5:00-6:00pm 7 - 11 year olds
6:00-7:00pm 11- 16 year olds
Sessions are aimed at ambulant users only. For wheelchair basketball please see Cardiff Celts Wheelchair Basketball Club.
For more information please contact Torfaen Sports Development on 01633 628936
School Holiday Play Schemes
Promoting EVERY child’s right to play, Fun, Free Open Access Inclusive Play at Cwmbran Stadium during the school holidays.
For 8 years to 12 years.
For further information on dates, times or to register please contact the Play Team on 01495 742951
News in your area
Play Clubs & Youth Clubs
Promoting EVERY child’s right to play within their community environment.
Fun, Free Open Access Inclusive Play Clubs!
Fairwater Leisure centre every Wednesday evening from 6.30-8.00pm
8 years plus
This voluntary run Play Club is supported by Torfaen Play Service and is operated on an Open Access basis.
Parents’ attention is drawn to the fact that children may arrive or leave the provision at any time during the published hours. Staff cannot legally prevent children from leaving the premises. In the interest of safety, parents are requested to instruct their child or children not to leave the site without consulting the Play Club Supervisor. The council does not accept any responsibility for the care, control and supervision of the children travelling to or once they have left the site.
For further information please contact the Play Team on 01495 742951
Learn to Swim
Learn to Swim
There are currently limited spaces
available for children with disabilities who would like to improve but need more
individual attention in the pool.
Courses run for 10 weeks on a
Saturday morning in the
main pool with class sizes
These sessions are aimed at anyone aged
10 years and above.
There are other levels offered after a brief
Disability Sports Development Officer or
Swimming Development Officer 01633 628965 / 01495 742228