New SEND Sports Project at Golden Lane Sports Centre

Working in partnership, Fusion Lifestyle and The City of London Parent Carer Forum have successfully secured funding to provide free sports and leisure provision for SEND children, parents and carers in the City of London and surrounding boroughs from November 2021 until March 2202.  

Activities on offer at Golden Lane Sports Centre, in the heart of the Barbican Estate, will be dedicated SEND swimming lessons, SEND football for ages 7-12 and SEND teen gym for ages 15-25.  The project begins Friday 19th November starting with:


Friday the 19th of November between 3.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Try Swimming 5.30 - 6.30 pm

Football 4-5 pm

Gym session 3.30 - 7.30 pm

Just come along and enjoy!

The swimming lessons will take place in the 20m pool at the centre led by Fusion's specialist swim coaches.  The funding will allow these lessons to be offered to SEND children at no cost and at a reduced ratio of maximum 1:3 in each lesson to help facilitate learning.

The centre team is working in partnership with London's Exceptional Warriors to provide the football classes and teen gym sessions. 

Hannah Bennett, our Sports Development Manager in the City of London commented: "We are so excited to be working with City Parent Carer Forum starting this SEND Sports Project.  It's a fantastic and worthwhile project that aims to engage the children with SEND in the City, and provide some Me Time for the parents and carers.

We aim to engage as many children with SEND as possible, to help them feel healthier and fitter, and to gain confidence to participate in a wider range of activities for the future."

We understand how important it is for parents and carers to be more connected to their community and will be providing wellbeing classes and support sessions.  These sessions will aim to help carers feel empowered by having the opportunity to make choices and have control of both their wellbeing and fitness and that of the children they care for. 

For more information about the scheme please contact