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By dosportuk, Dec 11 2018 09:04PM

1. It’s a great way to meet people similar to yourself

At DO Sport sessions there is an understanding between all participants, not matter their disability. They respect and support each other, creating a welcoming friendly environment.

2. You will keep fit

Whether you participate at school or haven’t had opportunity to exercise in a while our sessions are inclusive, so everyone can keep fit whatever their disability. You can have a rest if you are finding it difficult and take it as you feel best.

3. You will make new friends

The supportive environment provides a perfect opportunity to make new friendships and built trust. They will become your team mates whether you are a Chesterfield Sabre, Derby Warrior, Glossop Gladiator!

4. You’ll learn or develop skills

Our sessions aim to help you develop or learn new skills each week. The more you come the more your skills will improve. We offer a wide range of weekly sports sessions at £2 per session in Derbyshire Glossop, Chesterfield and Manchester, so you can turn up and participate for an affordable price.

5. There is opportunity to participate at higher levels

Working alongside Basketball England and Special Olympics we hope to develop learning disability basketball and create pathways for people to go on and experience competitions at all levels.

By dosportuk, Oct 7 2018 04:08PM

This Tuesday 9th October, we are launching our new project- Glossop Fit and Fun.

Working in partnership with Glossop Leisure Centre we will be encouraging people with a learning disability to be physically active in a gym environment.

As well as being physically active the participants will be keeping food diaries, exercise diaries and social happiness scales. This will help us record the individual needs of the participants and help adapt the programme accordingly; helping increase overall health and well being as completing the programme.

We are very excited about this new opportunity and partnership to provide expertise from trainers at Glossop Leisure Centre to people with learning disabilities. For people with learning disabilities a gym can be a daunting environment, we are happy to provide an opportunity for those to increase confidence as well as their health.

It will be running every Tuesday until December, if you would like to get involved or find out more please contact Jacob or alternatively follow our social media channels.

By dosportuk, Jul 31 2018 01:44PM

Over the weekend we had our showpiece event of the season with our National Learning Disability Basketball Development Event 2018. Over 70 basketball players with a learning disability made their way up to the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester for an action packed day of basketball fun!

The aim of these development events are not to get teams in to compete and chase wins, but to act as a stepping stone into future events competition for our players with a learning disability. For many of these players coming to such a big venue surrounding by so many people is often a lot to ask, so we want these players to come in and enjoy themselves.

The event itself would not have been as much of a success without some key organisations of which we need to give a huge shout out to. Firstly Basketball England who were so accommodating with us for this event and to allow us to host the event in the National Basketball Performance Centre makes this such an experience for our players. Secondly and certainly by no means least, Dynamik Sports Flooring who for the second year running have continued to support this event and our development of Learning Disability Basketball in the UK. We look forward to more collaborative work future seasons!

By dosportuk, Jul 24 2018 08:40AM

This week is our final week of training sessions till we break for the summer.

We break to give our participants a chance to relax and enjoy the summer as they work hard throughout the year.

It creates an opportunity for those to come back refreshed when we start again in September, ready to build on their skills.

Our sessions will start again W/C 3rd September; however, Derby Warriors will start again on 10th September.

In the table below are all the dates and confirmed venues for the sessions starting in September:

Tuesday 4th Venue TBC Chesterfield Sabres 5-6pm, Chesterfield Wheelersz 6-7pm

Wednesday 5th Glossop Boccia Whitfield Youth Centre (Pure Vibez) SK13 8JY, 5-6pm

Glossop Leisure Centre SK13 8PN, Glossop Town Gladiators 6.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday 6th National Basketball Performance Centre M12 4TF Manchester Eagles, 6-7pm

Friday 7th Champions Sports Club, Belle Vue Leisure Centre M12 4TF, 6-8pm

Monday 10th West Park School Spondon DE21 7BT Derby Warriors 6-7pm

We welcome new faces at any time of the year but if you fancy starting something new coming to our sessions starting again in September is a great idea! Do call us before you attend the session.

We hope you have a great time off and we look forward to starting again in September!

By dosportuk, Jul 17 2018 01:18PM

On 28th July we will be hosting a National Learning Disability Basketball Development Event in the National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for participants to take part in basketball matches at a level appropriate to them. They will be experiencing this in a relaxed competition in a fun and safe environment. For some this may be their first competitive environment. We have Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics players and coaches helping us run the event. Participants are traveling from as far as Wales to participate in the friendly, fun tournament.

As a non-profit organisation it is important that we receive financial support from sponsors. We will also be running a raffle to help generate income.

This year our main event support has been kindly provided by DYNAMIK, we are truly grateful for their support.

If you would like to help this event thrive, please support this event or provide raffle prizes to support adults with learning difficulties. In return to support we will promote your business on social media and create an appreciation blog on our website. Please contact us at

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