Ability Counts

At Inspire Suffolk we are committed to offering opportunities for everyone living in Suffolk regardless of their age, gender, social background or ability to play and enjoy sport. A great example of this is our Ability Counts programme.

Our Ability Counts courses offer children, young people, and adults with physical and/or learning disabilities or mental health issues the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports.

The coaching sessions provide opportunities for players at grassroots level to develop through to impairment specific regional player development centres and potentially national squad level so there really is something for everyone.

At Inspire Suffolk, we make sure every course is tailored to the needs of those who take part, helping to improve an individual’s agility, balance, and coordination as well as acting as a great tool to develop social skills, self-esteem and confidence.


Adult Pan-Disability Football (16+) – Tuesdays 6.30pm-8pm: £35 – For 10 Sessions.

Our adult pan-disability football teams train weekly at Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich and compete in a countywide fixture programme through Suffolk FA’s 5-aside Ability Counts Adult League.

Visit our Course Calendar to book your place here. 


Our Ability Counts courses offer children, young people and teenagers with physical and/or learning disabilities or mental health issues the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports.

Our sessions are inclusive of anyone who wants to enjoy sports with fun at the heart of every activity we deliver! We aim to adapt to each individual’s own needs and challenge them in a fun a positive environment.

Our sessions involve various sports including Football, Basketball, Tennis, Boccia, Cricket and many more. It’s the ability that counts!

When:  Fridays, 4:30pm-5:30pm (during Term Time)
Venue:  Inspire Suffolk Sports Dome, Lindbergh Rd, Ipswich, IP3 9QX
Ages:  5-11 years and 12-18 years
Price: FREE (as part of our Big Lottery Funded Turn Up & Play sessions)

DS Active

DSActive is a football programme designed for people living in Suffolk with Down’s Syndrome to train and play football together weekly.

The sessions help those involved not only to improve their fitness and football skills but also their confidence, self-esteem and the chance for them to meet new people and make friends.

When: Saturdays, 10-11am  (school term time)
Where: Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QX
Price: £4 per session

Find out more here.

Ability Counts Holiday Clubs

We are committed to ensuring we offer inclusive Holiday Courses to enable children of all abilities to take part. Due to this our staff are equipped to support children and young people of all abilities at our Holiday Clubs during the school holidays.

We welcome children with physical and /or learning disabilities aged 5-16 years where our dedicated and trained staff will create inclusive sessions focusing on the abilities of those taking part mirroring mainstream sports sessions.

Our highly qualified and experienced sports coaches create a safe and fun environment for children to learn, socialise, develop and have fun every day at our holiday clubs.

If you would like to discuss any of our clubs, please contact our Head Office on 01473 353 194 or email [email protected].