Inspire-Sport is a non-profit organisation dedicated to delivering multi-sports sessions to anyone with additional needs.
We strive to provide a safe, all-inclusive, active, fun environment where you are given the opportunity to experience different sports skills, learn how to follow rules, work with partners and small groups and improve your fitness and wellbeing.
“It is a great pleasure and honour to be ‘Chair’ and ‘Head Coach’ of Inspire-Sport. I have taught sport including tennis and squash in the borough for many years.
I’m inspired by the positive fun the athletes and volunteers get from our Monday sessions at St Philip’s school, and I particularly enjoy welcoming in new members via our friendly and free taster sessions.”
“I’m a semi-retired deputy head-teacher who used to work at St Philip’s School. I continue to work for the school in various part-time capacities including driving and travel-training as well as assisting in the Parent-Teacher association.
Since retiring I have been learning to dance, joined a local choir and volunteer for ‘Staywell’ (formerly Age Concern), as well as for Special Olympics Surrey and Inspire-Sport.
Since inception, the active sports programme offered by Inspire-Sport has helped to develop independence, confidence and skills in the young people who attend and I am delighted to be able to play my part in supporting them in this valuable way.”
“I like to stay active and help the next generation have fun while they learn skills, confidence and teamwork.
Professionally I run Let’s Learn Energy, a small company, teaching local school children about sustainable science and healthy eating choices.
Helping Maggie and Bob run Inspire-Sport Monday sessions, and also raise funding for the club, has been a highlight for nearly a decade now… WOW, that’s a long time!”
Maggie North (Chair), Bob Shaw and Chris Burchill (Volunteers)
Monday Sessions Volunteering
Inspire-Sport relies on volunteers from local schools, colleges, and universities to give our students and adults a taste of sport and a lot of fun on Monday evenings.
Callum Quick, ex-volunteer student from Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham said:
“It’s really fun to be able to help. I took some Inspire Sport students with Maggie down to the Special Olympics in September and it was great to see the fun and fulfilment they got from competing in these games. It also helps me with inclusivity modules for my degree in Sports Management.”
How We Started
Kingston Council founded the original Inspire initiative circa 2003 to improve the lives of special needs young people and adults in the borough.
Council funding ceased in 2013 so Maggie and her team took the plunge and have run Inspire-Sport as a non profit making inclusive sports club to continue the good work, offering exercise and sports training for local people with special needs.