inclusive sport & physical Activity

Newport Live is an inclusive organisation, and we provide a number of programmes and initiatives to help tackle inequality.

Disability Sport

The Disability Sport Wales National Community Development Programme is a national scheme that aims to develop and sustain, quality community-based sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled people.

In Newport this is a joint initiative between Sport Wales, Disability Sport Wales, Newport City Council and Newport Live. In May 2018 we were successful in attaining the Disability Sport Wales insport silver award. The award recognises Newport Live and Newport City Councils ongoing commitment to applying the philosophy and culture of inclusion through policy, working practice, and structuring delivery inclusively.  We are currently pursuing insport gold award.

Newport Live's Community Sport and Wellbeing team work to develop sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled people in Newport. Within the city of Newport, there are plenty of ways for people with a disability to get involved in sport and physical activity through volunteering, coaching and participating. The Community Sport and Wellbeing Team are always striving to expand the opportunities available to disabled people and make sport and physical activity in Newport more inclusive.

Please see a list below of some of the inclusive opportunities available within Newport. If there is a sport or activity you would like more information about that isn’t below, or have information regarding opportunities to be added to the list, please contact

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Disability Sports Timetable

This is the most up-to-date timetable, but please make sure that you ring the clubs beforehand to make sure there aren't any last-minute changes or cancellations. For further information on specific activities please contact or

Disability Football Session / GOGA Family Football

Fun football activities for disabled children and their siblings aged 7 - 12 years.

Time: Wednesday, 5-6pm

Venue: Llanwern High

Contact: for more information.

Dragons Autism / Visually Impaired

Visually impaired rugby sessions for ages 8-18 years. 

Time: Monday, 5 - 6pm

Venue: Risca Rugby Club

Contact: for more information.

Dragons Inclusive Community Clubs


Time & Venue: Wednesday, 5 – 6pm at Risca RFC

Time & Venue: Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30pm at Maindee Primary School

Contact: for more information.

Dragons Phoenix & Walking Rugby

Time & Venue: Tuesday,1 – 2pm at Rodney Parade

Time & Venue: Wednesday, 6 – 7pm at Risca RFC

Contact: for more information.

Dragons Wheelchair Rugby

Time: Wheelchair Juniors, Thursdays at 6 – 7pm

Time: Wheelchair 4s & 5s, Thursdays at 7 – 9pm

Venue: Bowden Active Living Centre, Pontypool

Contact: for more information.

Gwent Sword Club

Fencing sessions. 





Head over Heels Gymnastics

Inclusive gymnastics club Head Over Heels offers a range of classes.




Inclusive Rugby Community Club

The ICC provision aims to engage children and young adults with disabilities in the local community through non-contact tag-based rugby sessions. All sessions are tailored specifically to the participant's needs.

All levels of ability are welcome between the age range of 6 to 16 years.

Time: Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Maindee Primary School


Learn to Swim Programme

Time: Monday 6.30 - 8pm & Friday 5.30 - 7pm

Venue: Active Living Centre

Contact: Newport Live
01633 656757 

Multi-Sport & Wellbeing

Multi-sports for ages 16+

Venue: Geraint Thomas Velodrome


Newport Harriers

Athletics sessions. 

Time: Tuesday & Thursday 

Venue: Newport Stadium 


Newport High School Old Boys RFC

Time: Saturday

Venue: Geraint Thomas Velodrome 


Sparkle Activity Programme

Various activities are available.

 Time: Various

Venue: Serennu Children's Centre, Cwrt Camlas, Rogerstone, Newport. NP10 9LY



Wheels for All

Adapted and 2-wheeled bikes are available. Bike hire is for 1-hour slots and is free to Newport residents. For more information, please visit our website.

Sessions can be booked on our website, via our app and by calling 01633 656757. 

 Time: Wednesday & Saturday, 10am – 3pm

Venue: Tredegar Park, Cardiff Road, Newport.

Contact: / 01633 656757

Please note that sessions only run between March and October. 

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