NEW PROJECTS: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre

Football for people with learning disabilities and new handball course

Two new projects are launching at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby in the next month and those keen to try handball and football are encouraged to join in the fun.

The leisure centre run by Better, the UK’s largest leisure provider, is supporting Sport England’s Sportivate project by providing young people with a chance to discover handball. Starting on October 29, a new seven-week handball course will take place from 6.00 – 7.00pm every Wednesday. The first session will be free and the remaining six weeks will cost £3 per session.

On November 4, football for people with learning disabilities will begin from 7:20-8:20pm every Tuesday. Each session will be £2; carers are welcome to come along for free. Sky Blues in the Community, who are part of Coventry City Football Club and a registered charity, will be leading the football sessions.

Commenting on the new projects, Georgia Barrett, CSM at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, said: “If you haven’t tried these sports yet, now is the time. Handball is a fantastic sport for getting fit. It’s fast-paced and is a great cardiovascular workout. We’re also delighted to be welcoming the Sky Blues team along; sports should be inclusive for all and football is a much-loved game everyone can enjoy.”

Both projects are for people aged over 14 years and are drop in sessions, so there’s no need to book, simply turn up wearing suitable clothing and join in the fun. For more information, please email