Leeds Disability Sport News- December 2013

In Leeds

–          Leeds Sports Awards nominations close today (Friday 13th December), and there are lots of categories to vote for disabled sports people. Click here to vote.

–          BBC Sports Personality of the Year is being held in Leeds this coming Sunday (15th December). Make sure you tune in and vote for ex-Leeds wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft, who has made the top ten shortlist.

–          Leeds Powerchair Football Club are hosting the Yorkshire Cup this Sunday 15th December at the Edge Sports Centre, University of Leeds.

–          Leeds Deaf Football Club will enter a team into the Christmas Cracker Competition on Saturday 21st December to be held at the Leeds International Futsal Arena. It will be the first time a Deaf youth team have entered a mainstream youth tournament in Leeds. For details click here.

–          Spider-Y are hosting an EHA Wheelchair handball level 1 coaching course at Morley Leisure Centre on Sunday 22nd December. For further details and to book on click here.

–          Holt Park Active, the new leisure centre in North Leeds, was officially opened this week by a host of stars including Leeds Paralympic cycling champion David Stone. For further details about the centre click here.

–          The new artificial indoor cave was opened this week by Councillor Lucinda Yeadon. Situated at Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre at Yeadon Tarn, the cave has a unique flat bottomed lower floor to allow access for those with limited mobility, as well as a challenging upper section. It is available for ages 8+ and all ability levels. For further details click here.

Outside Leeds

–          The English Federation of Disability Sport have released a document titled Access for all: Opening Doors. This is a guide to support sports clubs to improve physical access for disabled people.

 –          The Football Association are holding a Coaching Disabled Footballers course on the 26th January 2014 in Castleford. For details click here.

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