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Sporting with functional impairment

The ACLO believes it is important to make exercise possible for everyone. Therefore, the ACLO has entered into partnerships with various organizations in Groningen that are involved in sports with a disability. You can find more information about these collaborations under this heading. If you have any questions or ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 050 3634641 or via the email address

“De Brug Regio Stad Groningen”

We are “De Brug Regio Stad Groningen”, an organization that has been offering various activities to people with mental disabilities for almost 50 years. At the end of the sixties Joop Sinnige started offering physcial activities. This was emulated in the province of Groningen. Finally in 1975 “De Brug Provincie Groningen” with 9 provincial departments was founded and we were at the foundation of the Disabled Sports Federation Netherlands.  We have a clubhouse “Sinnige Stee” which is located at the Donderslaan 160 in Groningen. In the early nineties, due to a shortage of space in the municipal sports halls, we built a sports hall where people with mental disabilities could exercise. In 2000, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Brug, the Special Olympics European Games were organized in Groningen. A total of more than 2,000 athletes from Europe and Euro-Asia took part.

Anyone with a mental disability can become a member of De Brug Stad Groningen. Not only members with a visible mental disability are members of De Brug Regio Stad Groningen, but also people with an invisible mental disability are welcome. Besides our weekly activities we also participate in regional, national and international Special Olympics events.

  • More information about our activities can be found here.
  • If you have any questions and/or are interested, don’t hesitate to contact!

Beweegcoach Inclusief Sporten en Bewegen Groningen

I’m Ellen Wollerich, working at the Groningen House for Sport and movement coach including sports and movement of the municipality of Groningen. I work for the Groningen Local Sports Agreement whose ambition is to enable every inhabitant of the municipality of Groningen to participate in sports and exercise at their own level and with pleasure.

I am there for everyone in the municipality of Groningen for whom sport and exercise are not self-evident. I focus especially on people with a disability.

Do you need my (free) help in finding the right sport? Or do you want to find out together what kind of sports equipment could be useful? It may also be that you experience other (financial) barriers, such as problems arranging transportation.

In all cases, please contact me at 06 26975208 and I will be happy to help you! Or already check the offer of sports providers that take your disability into account at and 

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