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COVID-19: Sports update - November 2021

We are currently following step 4 of the government roadmap. We are also following industry guidance and adopting a cautious approach to the reopening of services.

View the step 4 changes that will be taking place in our sport and fitness centres.

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

Current activities

We are currently running dance classes. All other activities are suspended.

If you have any enquiries or wish to sign up for these virtual classes, please contact


Supported by Kew Park Rangers (KPR), a local Charter Standard Community Club, footballers aged 16 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.

Activity details:

  • Age: 16+
  • Time: 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • Date: Saturday 13 November - Saturday 11 December
  • Cost: £20 for 5 weeks
  • Venue: Whitton Sports Sport and Fitness Centre, Percy Road, Whitton TW2 6JW

Contact us to find our more or sign up.

Fusion Dance (virtual)

Fun and energetic dance sessions with Anne-Marie from Combination Dance which will increase fitness, mobility, self-confidence and teamwork. Performers will learn choreographed dance routines to a variety of music genre.

Sessions take place on Monday evenings on Zoom or outdoors at Marble Hill Park from 5.45 to 7pm (weather and light dependent).

Activity details:

  • Mondays between 13 September and 13 December (no session 25 October)
  • Time: 5.45 to 7pm
  • Price: £63.05

Other activities (not currently running)


Canoeing sessions with Lesbury Watersports Centre. A great opportunity to try out a variety of different boats and enjoy freedom on the water. Sessions will restart in April 2022.

Activity details:

  • Wednesdays from 4.30 to 6pm
  • Age: 8+ 
  • Venue: Lensbury Water Sports Centre, Broom Water West, Teddington
  • Price: £15 per person per session

Photograph of RISE football tournament

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. Sessions are led by a Disability Sports Coach (DSC) and develop 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.


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. A maximum of 6 participants per session.

Wheelchair Basketball

Supported by Richmond Knights Basketball Club, athletes learn how to play wheelchair basketball using games and drills to teach technique. The session is adapted for all abilities using specialist equipment. Sports wheelchairs are supplied. Opportunities for competitive games are available.

  • Venue: Waldegrave School, Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH

For more information, please email, call 020 8797 0477 or visit

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair rugby sessions for people aged 15 years or older.


All participants of RISE must complete a consent form to take part in activities. The application form for RISE activities can be completed online or downloaded. 

Contact us

For any further information about RISE, inclusive and disability specific sport or exercise activities.

Sports Development Team
Civic Centre
44 York Street

Telephone: 020 8831 6134

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Leisure discounts

Did you know you could receive discounts for many RISE activities with the Leisure and Youth Richmond Card for under 25s or the Richmond Card leisure subscription?

Updated: 04 November 2021