In 2002 Horizon Sports Club was registered as a charity having previously been run as a club by Anita Templar who was inspired by the 1996 Paralympics held in Atlanta, USA. Since 2002 the Club has grown in popularity and the range of classes it offers. It is the only multisports club for children and young people with disabilities in Buckinghamshire.
Based in High Wycombe the Club hires a range of venues including local schools and Wycombe Leisure Centre at Handy Cross near Junction 4 of the M40.
A bit about Horizon Sports Club
Horizon is a specialist, fully inclusive sports club for children (aged 4 and above) and young adults of all abilities. We are passionate about enabling our members to participate in and enjoy sports.
Available sports include: a range of ball skills sessions to help develop co-ordination particularly for our younger members who then move onto badminton, cricket,football and tennis depending upon their interests; and swimming which is hugely popular. We are always keen to offer different sports to expand the range on offer.
Each member has a volunteer coaching assistant who works alongside the Coach to support the member. If needed we can provide more than one coaching assistant.
We believe our members are able to:
- Be challenged
- Achieve whatever they want to achieve in the environment we provide.
Each class is run by a friendly coach trained in each sporting discipline and classes are held in fully accessible venues during term time.
Our coaches are supported by a team of volunteers, typically aged between 14 and 18 from local schools. We have older volunteers who are a fantastic asset as they bring life experiences which benefit our members and younger volunteers.
Qualified Life Guards attend our swimming classes just as they would at a public session.
Please contact us if you’d like to learn more or to find out how we can include your child.
COVID 19 - update
CLASSES CANCELLED FROM 16th MARCH
Given the current government advice the Club is unlikely to be able to re-open before September 2020. The trustees are monitoring the situation and will provide an update as soon as possible. (26th May 2020)
For further information please contact Kirsty Middleton, Horizon Sports Club Operations Manager.