Activities & Sports
Many of our members enjoy several types of sports at differing levels, with great success. The LDSA has created and also has members involved in many different sports associations. We strive to highlight a few associations below but this is by no means all that is available. If you know of a particular association that specializes or accommodates for people with special needs, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to promote them here as well. People with Down Syndrome may be, but not always, limited in certain physical activities. It is advisable that you consult with medical personnel before pursuing sports activities.
Soccer: Kensal Park
A League of Our Own
This soccer league is a program for boys and girls with Down Syndrome, age 7 to adult, regardless of skill or previous experience.
Kensal Parks’ unique “League of Our Own” is one of the first developmental soccer leagues in Canada. It was launched in May 2003 with the support of Ken Lee, President of the Kensal Park Soccer Club, Mike Rozon, President of the Optimist Club of Middlesex-London, sponsor of the league, and Rose Price, Past President of the London Down Syndrome Association.Kensal Park Soccer
Hockey: George Bray Sports Association
The GBSA has been playing hockey in the City of London since 1968. GBSA is a team of caring men and women who make it possible for our kids to have the chance to play the great game of Hockey. The George Bray Sports Association has also officially been inducted in The Hockey Hall of Fame. How cool is that!
Our players (and their families) travel from near and far to play in this fantastic league.George Bray Sports Association
SARI Therapeutic Riding:
SARI is a charitable volunteer-based organization which has been providing therapeutic horse riding and driving for children and adults with special needs since 1978.
SARI Therapeutic Riding
Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. Many of our members participate in sporting activities which are sponsored by Special Olympics. Some have even gone onto participate at the Ontario or National level bringing back medals.Special Olympics Canada