Information for participants
Who can participate
Trans Can Sport is open to trans and gender diverse people. This may include people who are trans, non-binary, QTIPOC, queer and/or intersex, or anyone who feels their gender expression has been a barrier to participating in sports and fitness.
We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable taking part in our activities! If you feel nervous about attending on your own, a member of our team can support you. When you book, just say that you’d like a buddy and we’ll arrange it for you.
If you want to bring a friend, family member or ally with you for support, please let us know. We always offer activity spaces to trans participants first, but remaining spaces will be available for allies.
You don’t have to be fit or sporty to join us, we have activities for all fitness levels.
At the moment, our activities are only for people over 18 - there’s no upper age limit!
To ensure that Trans Can Sport activities are safe spaces for our participants, all of our trainers have had trans awareness training or are accompanied by a Trans Can Sport facilitator.
Our sessions are held in private studios and local sports centres. We don’t advertise session locations, so we’ll let you know where the session is and what facilities are available once you’ve booked. Whenever possible, we use venues with single shower cubicles and toilets.
You must be a member of Trans Can Sport to book onto any activity. To become a member you can register via our booking site. To join us you’ll need to register and complete a health questionnaire. Please be aware that Trans Can Sport may request that you visit a doctor and/or retain a doctors note, before attending any of our sessions, to confirm that any medical conditions that you have will not be compromised by physical activities. If you have any concerns around a health condition or injury, please talk to us! We’ll work with you to make adjustments if necessary.
Booking and attending
You need to book in advance if you want to attend a session. We don’t allow drop-ins and only people who have booked will be able to attend.
All sessions are run for groups between 4 to 10 people. Sessions will last about an hour, and you’ll need to arrive ready to start. Wear something comfortable and suitable for the activity. All kit specific to the activity, like boxing gloves or weights, will be provided.
We subsidise all of our activities to minimise financial barriers. Some of our fitness activities are free of charge. If you're able to, you can make a donation using our PayPal to help us keep our sessions free or low cost. Other activities have a small fee where we have kept the session low cost by subsidising every place to an average of 50% cost per person.
Pay It Forward
All of our activities have a certain number of pay it forward sessions, for those who may find cost an issue. Please email us at email@example.com, if you want to come to an activity but cost is an issue. We want you with us!
If you want to know something that isn’t covered here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do everything we can to help you.