Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from all us at SMILE Through Sport. We hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to and getting involved in what we’ve got planned for 2018!

We’ve got a wide range of Community Sport Sessions, Saturday Sport Sessions, Start to SMILE Sport Festivals and the return of our Boccia Open Competition coming up in the next few months. Find out below details of all the events taking place. Keep up to date with all current and new sessions and events by visiting our What’s On page of the website for all information.


Community Sport Sessions –  disability / inclusive sport activities open to anyone to attend, different sports and activities each week.

Durham area
  • Monday 1-2pm at The Louisa Leisure Centre. Starting Monday 8th January, running every week.
  • Thursday 1.30-2.30pm at Spennymoor Leisure Centre. Starting 11th January, running every week.
Northumberland area
  • Friday 10.30am-12nn at the Willowburn Leisure Centre. Starting Friday 12th January, running fortnightly.
Tyne & Wear area
  • Thursday 1.30-2.30pm at Gateshead Leisure Centre. Starting Thursday 11th January, running every week.


Saturday Sport Sessions – disability / inclusive sport activities open to anyone to attend, will take place once a month.

  • Durham Saturday 11am-1pm at New College Durham. Running every 2nd Saturday or a month starting Saturday 13th January.
  • North Tyneside Saturday 2.30-4.30pm at Springfield Community Association, North Tyneside, Running every 3rd Saturday of a month, starting Saturday 20th January
  • Blyth Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm at the Isabella Centre, Blyth. Running every 4th Saturday of a month, starting Saturday 27th January.
Start to SMILE Festivals – one off taster festivals of disability / inclusive sport activities for anyone to attend.
  • Monday 22nd January 1-3pm at The Parks Sport Centre, North Shields. Boccia specific festival.
  • Tuesday 30th January 10am-12nn at the Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick.
  • Tuesday 13th February 10am-12nn at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.
  • Wednesday 28th February 10am-12nn at The Louisa Centre.
Boccia Open Competition – friendly competition for anyone to take part in. Entry to the competition is compulsory. Please click here for the boccia-open-entry-form-2018.
  • Sunday 4th February 9am-4pm at Hadrian Leisure Centre, Wallsend.


For more information about any of our sport sessions, festivals and competition please contact SMILE on:

T: 01670 745 757

E: info@smilethroughsport.com