Adults with Learning Disabilities

In partnership with LD:North East, the Foundation is providing a range of fun and active sessions for adults with learning disabilities. These sessions are to provide opportunities for the participants to try new sports and activities, supporting their overall physical and mental wellbeing.

These sessions are free and are open to those with a learning disability and any friends, family, support workers or carers who wish to participate too.

Weekly sessions run on Mondays 11:00 - 12:00 at Sport Central.

More information around the wider work of LD:North East can be found on their website


Sport & Games with Benton Dene School

Working with Benton Dene School for children with additional learning needs, the Northumbria Sport Foundation has delivered PE sessions for children from Years 1 - 6. Delivered by Northumbria University students part of the Northumbria Sport Workforce Development Programme, the school's pupils have been able to experience and learn new sports and games at Sport Central. Teachers have reported an improvement in their pupil's ability to work in teams, problem solve and communicatiuon skills since starting their sessions at Sport Central.



If you are a student at Northumbria University who holds a recognised coaching qualification, wants to gain coaching experience, and wants to support these projects, please contact us via the details above.