Sport and recreation programs based in a club or facility provide a range of unique opportunities to develop new physical, social and intellectual skills and abilities. The involvement of people with disabilities in sport and recreation programs based in mainstream sport and recreation clubs and facilities enables them to participate in sports, games, physical activities, water based activities, and active recreation activities, and provides for increased self-confidence, increased levels of fitness and opportunities to extend social skills. Places like leisure centers, local sporting clubs and recreation organizations in the local community are all examples of club or facility based programs.

People with disabilities can access a range of clubs, programs and facilities that are equipped to accommodate people with disabilities, either as a group or as individuals. These experiences give them the opportunity to participate with other people and to develop a range of skills including an understanding of the motivations and abilities of their colleagues.