Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure
The GOGA Bradford project will support, encourage and provide those who are least active with an opportunity to make friends, improve health and have fun through sport and active recreation. GOGA will support organisations and the community in Holmewood, Manningham and Keighley, but all the activities are open to the whole Bradford District.
The programmes offer an ‘active together’ approach where both disabled and non-disabled take part in activity together. It doesn’t matter about your age, your ability, your height, your size or the colour of your trainers – everyone enjoys and takes part in the same way.
We have activities throughout the week and the weekend, and were always developing new activities – so watch this space! Have a look at a few of our sessions below
Women and Children’s Cycling – Every Saturday at Lister Park 11:30am-13:30pm- Manningham
We meet at Lister Park cycle hub every Saturday and offer cycling 4 all ages and abilities. Non-riders fear not, we go through levels 1 and 2 with you on the bowling green until your confident enough to explore the park. You can then move to guided cycles around Lister parks or even out onto guided rides around Bradford. We are all about social and fun cycling with as many drink and chatter stops as you want. We have a cycle for everyone, whether you want a mountain bike, a trike, to cycle with just your arms or even cycle in a group on a four seater quad cycle with a roof.
Family Fun Swim and Mixed Ability Swimming – Every Friday 6pm-8pm – Holmewood
Every Friday we have exclusive use of Tong school swimming pool to offer two great swimming sessions that cater for all the family. We have two amazing coaches that get in the pool and support you with swimming technique or just try to make you smile. Mixed Ability Swimming- Bradford
- 6pm-7pm and is a relaxed family fun swim with floats, diving sticks, floating animals and the opportunity our coaches for any tips about swimming
- 7pm-8pm is Mixed Ability Swimming where those 14+ enjoy a peaceful swim and make new friends. If you haven’t swum for years or just want to build up your confidence in the pool away from public swimming sessions, please come down and join us. If you are a confident swimmer and want to join our social swim please do.
Friday Night Family Fitness
All the family in one venue? All enjoying different activity? In one night with like-minded people? Friday Night Family Fitness provides a safe and welcoming environment for all those wanting to try some new activity. Kickboxing for Girls, Pilates/Yoga for Ladies and Ju-Jitsu for men and boys. Of course you don’t have to come with your family we just try to offer something for everyone. We meet every Friday just before 7pm for a little natter and a cuppa before we enjoy activity together. We want everyone to enjoy the activity together regardless of ability or age. We’re not about to put you through an intense workout, just a social activity helping you to become more active. So if you’re a parent and usually have to sit at the side whilst your kids do an activity, now you can go and make your own friends and do your own activity at the same time.
Find out here what else is on where and when!
We also offer The Peer Mentor Programme in Bradford:
Do you want to be more active but need support because of disability or a health condition?
Could you support someone to get more active?
The Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Peer Support Project provides one to one support to get people active- this can change people’s lives and the benefits to everyone are huge.
What is GOGA?
Get out Get Active (GOGA) is a project getting more disabled and non-disabled people taking part in fun and social physical activity in their local area. They run lots of free or low cost sessions across Bradford
We’re also looking for mentees: People who want to be more active but don’t want to go it alone. If you want to be more active and want someone to come along with you to activities, we want to hear from you!
Sounds good?! What do you get in return?
Full training and ongoing support are provided. You’ll develop new skills, get a reference and support to plan your next step if you’re looking to get into work or just want a new challenge. You’ll meet new people and network with other volunteers. Your support can improve someone’s confidence, help them to meet their goals and become more active.
What happens next? -We are running an information session on the 29th March at Shipley Town Hall, Kirkgate, Bradford BD18 3EJ from 12pm-3pm
Questions? Or to book a place contact: Kate Pieroudis (Peer Support Lead, Disability Rights UK)on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07715 960710