Leeds Disability Sport News – April 2014

In Leeds

–          Adapted cycling sessions re-start at Herd Farm Activity Centre from Saturday 26th April, 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Suitable for disabled children, young people and adults of all abilities plus siblings and friends welcome too.

–          Leeds Disability Golf sessions re-start on Monday 28th April, 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Sessions are run by Cookridge Hall Golf Club, recent winners of GolfMark Club of the Year, and are suitable for all ages and all disabilities.

–          Disability Outdoor Activities Open day will be taking place on Tuesday 29th April at Leeds Sailing & Activity Centre, Yeadon Tarn. Free activities will include sailing, canoeing and indoor caving and are suitable for all ages and disabilities. Advance booking is essential, please contact the centre directly.

–          JCCS Wheelchair tennis tournament is taking place in Leeds on the 10th and 11th May. This is aimed at beginner players new to tournaments and is part of the Tennis Foundation development series. Closing date for entries is 2nd May.

–          Leeds Boccia and New Age Kurling competition is taking place on Tuesday 13th May at Leeds Metropolitan University. Suitable for disabled children in Leeds schools aged 8 to 16 years old. For further details contact: ross.bibby@leeds.gov.uk

–          Leeds Disability Sports Camp will be taking place across four venues in the city during May half term (27th to 30th May). Suitable for disabled children aged 8 to 19 years old, and non-disabled siblings and friends, with many indoor and outdoor activities on offer. Many thanks to wheelchair racing superstar and ex-Leeds athlete Hannah Cockroft who made a special guest appearance at the Easter disability sports camp.

–          Visually impaired tennis featured prominently in Leeds this month with the countries first ever VI tennis coaching module delivered in partnership with the Tennis Foundation. A VI tennis camp also took place at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Visually impaired tennis sessions take place twice weekly in the city, for details click here.

Outside Leeds

–          The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have produced a guide to inclusive communication. Entitled “Access for All: Inclusive Communications”, it supports providers to reach a wider audience, including more disabled people.

–          City of York Council produce a monthly newsletter regarding disability sport. To access this and other comprehensive information regarding disability sport in York please click here.

–          Goalball leaders courses are taking place in York and Huddersfield in the next few months. For details on the courses click here.

–          Yorkshire Lions Wheelchair Rugby team are looking for new players, officials and supporters. Based at the Yorkshire regional spinal injuries unit at Pinderfields, for further info click here.


For more information about disability sport in Leeds, contact

Ross Bibby

Disability Sports Officer

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 395 0159

Mobile/text: 07891 270 930

E-mail: ross.bibby@leeds.gov.uk

Website: www.leeds.gov.uk/disabilitysport  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeedsDisabilitySport  

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LeedsDisSport 


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