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East Lothian Physical Activity for those with Additional Support Needs

Did you know that East Lothian a wide selection of local opportunities for children with Additional and/or Complex needs to take part in physical Activity?  We have listed some of the opportunities below which we as Active Schools work with so to look for more info (or more opportunities) so Click Here to find contact details of your local Active Schools Coordinator



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Active Schools Classes

Not many people realise, that a large number of Active Schools Classes across East Lothian. are actually suitable for children with a wide range of disabilities and additional support needs. 

Click Here to see all the opportunities available in your area, then contact your Active Schools Coordinator who would be more than willing to have a chat with you about using or local knowledge and expertise and help find the most appropriate Activity for your child to access and we will look to see where we can best provide support for your child to enjoy these opportunities right here on your doorstep.


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Team United

Team United Sports is a charity that works to support young people with disabilities overcome social barriers they often face when taking part in sport and physical activity, particularly team sports. We focus on supporting young people aged 10-16 years with Autism but not exclusively. 

Many of their sessions are right here in East Lothian, and they are always looking for more young people to get invovled,

Team United say this about their services;

"We do this through offering young people the opportunity to take part in a player pathway that offers a number of components and opportunities such as weekly sports or activity instruction, social activities and an awards scheme.  We focus our attention on knowing as much as we can about each of  our players, use their chosen sport as the motivator to break down social barriers and get them playing together as a team. More importantly, being active and enjoy taking part."

For more information visit www.team-united.org.uk 

Enjoy Leisure Disability Sports Programme


At Enjoy leisure we strongly believe that everyone, no matter your age or ability, can enjoy being physically active. 

If you have disability or require additional assistance to enjoy utilising your local Sports Centres, please give us a call so we can identify how best to support and accommodate your needs ahead of your visit. 

In addition, we have a number of organised activities; either run by enjoy leisure or groups / organisations utilising the facilities, click here to find out more info! 


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Tranent Colts Para-Football

 Tranent Colts are an award winning team that offers a friendly and supportive football environment, open to all children with additional support needs. Their primary aim is to create an environment where players are free to express themselves, try new things, learn from each other but most importantly have fun. 

They train with fun and inclusive Football sessions every second Saturday at either Forresters Park (Summer months) or Ross High Schools (Winter Months) and have recently been playing matches against other Para Teams such as Hutchison Vale.

Tranent Colts as a football club have recently been award the SFA Legacy Award, the highest level award within their accreditation scheme for community clubs, 

For more information, find them on Facebook or contact them through their website - http://www.tranentcoltsfc.co.uk


Team East Lothian Athletics - Race Running

Does your child have difficulty walking or running...? Then Race Running could be the sport for your child. Race Running is a Paralympic sport, which uses specially designed Running Bike's which are 3 wheeled with no pedals but allow the child to have their weight supported and run. The child moves at their own speed and they can experience running on a track like never before! 

Running Bikes and the sport of Race Running are suitable for those children/adults with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinson's as well as other disabilities which affect movement, balance and similar core motor skills.

The session caters for anyone wanting to try athletics where running, jumping and throwing may be difficult where the use of a frame can help in this endeavour. We also cater to those who are partially sighted. We have sessions on Wednesday 4:30-5:45 and Friday 4-5:15 at Meadowmill. 

Team East Lothian have running bikes for children aged 6 years old and up, and all sessions are based at Meadowmill Athletics Track (EH33 1LZ). 

For more details or to book a place, please contact the Athletics Development Officer on 01875 619074 or email jonathan.kennedy@teameastlothian.org.uk




Anna Potter

Active Schools Musselburgh (Primary)


07976376945 / 01316654278

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