Disability sport

We help provide opportunities for people in Dumfries and Galloway with a physical, sensory or learning disability to take part in sports or physical activity.

We work closely with our partners through the Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport (DGDS) charity to support regular participation in sport and physical activity for disabled people. This extends to the development of regional squads and teams who compete at various local, regional and national competitions.

The DGDS committee is made up of disability coaches, volunteers, and parents as well as representatives from the council, Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) and other disability organisations from the region.

A wide range of policies and procedures are in place because DGDS are a regional branch of SDS. This means that strict requirements are achieved for governance, child and vulnerable adult protection, education, training and communication.

DGDS have a Facebook page so that you can get the latest news:

You can also contact one of our team for further information:

Current programmes

Annandale and Eskdale

SportDayTimeVenue
Wheelchair curling
(all ages)
Tuesday10.30am to 12.30pmLockerbie Ice Rink
Swim - fun and fitness
(all ages)
Tuesday6.45pm to 7.30pm Annan Swimming Pool
Football coaching
(adults)
Thursday6pm to 7pm Annan Academy
Athletics
(all ages)
Friday
(April to October)
2.30pm to 3.30pmEverholm Track, Annan
Boccia
(all ages)
Saturday10.30am to noon Annan Academy


Nithsdale

SportDayTimeVenue
Football
(adults)
Wednesday10am to 11amPalmerston Indoor Arena, Dumfries
Table tennis
(adults)
Friday11am to noon DG One @ Loreburn Hall , Dumfries
Activity club
(all ages)
Friday4.30pm to 5.30pm DG One @ Loreburn Hall , Dumfries
Wheelchair track athleticsFriday6.45pm to 8.30pmDavid Keswick Athletic Centre
Multi sportsSaturday10.30am to noon DG One @ Loreburn Hall , Dumfries
Splash club
(all ages)
2nd Sunday of each month4pm to 5pm DG One @ Dumfries Ice Bowl


Stewartry

SportDayTimeVenue
FootballThursday6pm to 6.45pm
(age 5 to 11)
Dalbeattie High School
6.45pm to 7.30pm
(age 12 and over)
Multi sportsThursday10am to 11am Castle Douglas ARC


Wigtownshire

SportDayTimeVenue
Football
(age 11 and over)
Monday5pm to 6pm Stranraer Academy
Swimming - stroke technique
(age 7 and over)
Monday6.30pm to 7.15pm Ryan Leisure Centre , Stranraer
Multi sportsTuesday11.30am to 12.30pm Newton Stewart ARC
Athletics
(age 7 and over)
Tuesday4.30pm to 5.30pm Ryan Leisure Centre , Stranraer
BocciaWednesday6.30pm to 7.15pm Merrick Leisure Centre , Newton Stewart
Multi sports
(age 11 and over)
Wednesday7pm to 8pm Ryan Leisure Centre , Stranraer
Swimming - water skills
(age 5 and over)
Thursday6pm to 6.30pm
(Level 1)
Ryan Leisure Centre , Stranraer
6.30pm to 7pm
(Level 2)
Multi sportsThursday6pm to 6.45pm
(age 5 to 11)
Merrick Leisure Centre , Newton Stewart
6.45pm to 7.30pm
(age 12 and over)
Boccia
(age 7 and over)
Friday3.45pm to 4.30pm Stranraer Academy , Stranraer
Football
(age 11 and over)
Saturday11.30am to 12.30pm Ryan Leisure Centre , Stranraer

Volunteering

It would be difficult to provide clubs and events without the help of loyal volunteers. We need people to support us through a variety of roles such as coaches, officials, fundraisers and committee members.

Email disabilitysport@dumgal.gov.uk if you can help.

Page last updated: 10/10/2018
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