Leeds Disability Sport News- January 2015

In Leeds

  • Leeds Disability Sport programme 2015 is available to view and download. This comprehensive programme features all of the regular disability sport sessions and activities going on across the city, for all ages, all impairment groups and all ability levels. You can download the programme here or for a postal copy please e-mail ross.bibby@leeds.gov.uk
  • NIA Dance sessions for adults with a learning disability have begun and take place every Thursday at Armley Leisure Centre. For details go here.
  • Accessible ice skating opportunities will be available when The Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square in Leeds from Friday 23 January until Sunday 22 February. As well as the standard public sessions, dedicated accessible skating sessions will be provided every Thursday between 9am and 10am. Other skating sessions are also accessible to all, including wheelchair users, and for the first time this year, every day from Saturday 24 January to Sunday 22 February, Leeds City Councils Mobile Changing Places toilet (High Dependency Unit) will also be available at the Ice Cube.
  • Spider-Y have successfully launched a new women’s wheelchair basketball team and got off to a great start with two wins in their first two matches. To read more about the “Leeds Spiders Black Widows” and to get involved click here.
  • Disability dance- Northern Ballet have released details of their latest In Motion accessible dance sessions. “In Motion” is a unique programme for self-propelling wheelchair users and people with mobility issues aged 8-19, with taster and regular sessions held weekly.
  • Disability dance- Yorkshire Dance are launching “Raise”, an integrated performance company for adults with and without disabilities. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 28 January 8.00pm – 9.30pm for anyone aged 18 years and over who wishes to work in an inclusive performance setting.
  • Learning disability tennis camp is taking place at Leeds Beckett University on 7th and 8th February 2015. Details of the camp are here , which is run by the Tennis Foundation and part of the series of impairment specific tennis camps running across the country.
  • Leeds Disability Sports Camp will be taking place this February half term, from Monday 16th to Friday 20th. With days running at five different venues across the city, this camp is suitable for disabled children and young people aged 8-19, plus non-disabled siblings and friends. To attend please complete the application form available here.
  • Pro Coach Cricket are running sports & activities for children and young people with additional needs aged 8-18 years old. Sessions take place throughout January to March at Headingley indoor cricket centre and Leeds Futsal Arena.
  • Leeds Sailing & Activity Centre at Yeadon Tarn have released their activity programme for 2015. This includes details of a regular junior and senior disability outdoor activities club as well as free disability outdoor activity taster days. You can view the full programme here.

Outside Leeds

  • Coaching Wheelchair football course run by the Wheelchair Football Association is being held in Manchester on Saturday 31st For details and to book click here.
  • ParalympicsGB Sports Fest is coming to the North East of England on Thursday 5th Sports Fest is a series of free events from the British Paralympic Association giving disabled people the opportunity to try out lots of different Paralympic sports, and will be taking place in Durham from 10am to 5pm.
  • Disabled Peoples experiences of spectator sports are being sought by the Department for Work & Pensions, Office for Disability Issues and Department for Culture Media & Sport. This national  survey is available to complete on-line here.
  • Disability track cycling sessions are available at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester Velodrome throughout the year. Further details about the 2015 dates are here.

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