Festival of Sport

Join us on the 20th July at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for Talkback's

Festival of Sport and Fun

We are thrilled to be holding our first ever Festival of Sport on the 20th July at the prestigious Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Sport and being active are integral parts of what we do at Talkback and we want to be able to showcase that in a way that encourages everyone to get involved. The day will be packed with a wide range of sporting sessions run by our partners, each of whom has significant experience in providing sporting opportunities for autistic people and those with learning disabilities.

What will we be offering?

There’s a wide range of sports and activities on offer, these include:


Led by Alistair Jones and Steve Jacobs from Wycombe Badminton Club.


Led by Phill Hill of Halton Tennis Club.


Led by Netball England’s Tracey Vincent, a renowned inclusive netball coach who runs the Netpositive Club.


Led by our very own Tisha Summerscale.

Qi Gong

Led by Lynnette Moodey of Qi Therapy.


Led by Aylesbury United Football Club.


Run by Samina Mehrab, Inclusion Officer from Buckinghamshire Cricket.


Run by Mel Ogle of Fight Club.


Led by our own team, a fantastic sport based on bowls designed for those with disabilities.

Wheels for all

Adaptive bikes, run by Active In the Community

As well as this, we will have a number of stalls for you to explore different activities.

Back to Nature

A group that provides the chance to explore local wildlife and enjoy the benefits of being in the great outdoors.

RDA Riding for the disabled

RDA enrich the lives of people with learning disabilities and autistic people through horse riding.


Climbquest offer action packed inclusive climbing in Milton Keynes. They will be bringing some fun activities for the day.

Better Points

A Bucks Council initiative that allows people to earn rewards for keeping active.

Love Exploring

This fun app enables you to get out exploring your local green spaces and parks, through interactive games, trails and quizzes. 

Who can join us?

This is a truly open and inclusive event. Any autistic people or individuals with learning disabilities are very welcome to come along and take part. You don’t need to be a member of Talkback. If you live in Bucks, we’d love to see you there.

How will the day work?

The day is a drop-in session. You can join us at any point and try out any (or all!) of the activities. There’s no pressure to be involved in all of it, so if you just want to come along and try one sport, then that’s totally fine. As well as the activities, there will be a range of stalls (because it’s a festival) to find out more about local organisations.

What happens after the day?

Whilst the day itself will be a fun packed event, we will also be working with those people who would like to continue to be active. Each of our sessions are designed as a gateway into future participation in the sports. We will be creating pathway sessions so everyone can stay involved and stay active. There will be more about that on the day and when we follow up.

The Key Details


20th July, 2023


Stoke Mandeville Stadium


10am – 2:30pm

Festival of Sport and Fun News

Find out the latest news and details on the festival here.


If you’d like to join us, then just follow the link below to our Eventbrite page.

With our thanks

We wouldn’t be able to old this event without support from both Sport England and Leap. We are incredibly grateful to both.