Leeds Disability Sport News- June 2015

In Leeds

  • SEND Information and Fun Day is taking place on Saturday 27 June, 11am to 3pm at the John Charles Centre for Sport. This is a free event organised by EPIC, Scope and other partners for disabled children and their families to access, join in & have fun. Lots of information and activities will be available and the venue has a Changing Places facility should this be required.
  • Sportivate funding round 10 deadline is fast approaching (10 July). Suitable for any clubs or organisations to engage with and stimulate 11-25 year olds who don’t currently participate in sport or exercise, this funding is available to help pay for coaches, equipment, venue costs, marketing or coach education.
  • Sportivate Awards Project of the year celebrates deliverers who are organising sport and inspiring young people to try something new. The top three projects of the year nationally will receive a prize of sports equipment vouchers which can be spent on equipment for the club or other exit route where the Sportivate participants are continuing to go to.  If you feel passionately about a Sportivate project that you have been involved with or are aware of and feel they deserve recognition please email the project name to Louise.Walker@leeds.gov.uk by Monday 20 July.
  • City of Leeds Tennis Tournament, Visually Impaired category will be taking place on Wednesday 22 July at the John Charles Centre for Sport (exact times TBC). Entry forms are available via nicholas.smith2@leeds.gov.uk, closing date for entries 28 June. The Yorkshire County Closed Championships, visually impaired tennis category will be taking place on Wednesday 26 August again at the John Charles Centre in Leeds. Entries will be available on-line through the LTA shortly.
  • Disability Golf taster sessions will be taking place at Howley Hall Golf Club on Saturday 1 August. Located on the south side of Leeds on the border of Batley and Morley, two sessions will be held starting at 1pm and 2.30pm and will include tuition from head professional James Whitaker’s teaching staff. Equipment will be provided and tea and coffee will be served afterwards in the clubhouse. Places are limited to eight per session and any interested individual, family or support group requiring further information should contact the pro shop on 01924 350102.
  • Leeds Disability Sports Camps will be taking place in two separate weeks this summer holiday. Taking place across five venues in the city there will be a camp on the week beginning 3 August and also the week beginning 24 August, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm each day. These camps are suitable for disabled children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old, and their non-disabled siblings and friends.
  • Leeds Disability Tag Rugby Festival 2015 will be taking place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Tuesday 22 September. This annual event organised by Leeds City Council, Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the RFU is aimed at ambulant players of all ages with a learning, moderate physical or sensory impairment.

Outside Leeds

  • Goalball UK Novice Tournament is taking place in Manchester on Saturday 20 June 2015, 10am to 5.30pm. New players, volunteers and spectators are always welcome.
  • Deaf Friendly Swimming Gala is taking place on Saturday 27 June in Preston. Run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and South Ribble Community Leisure this is an opportunity for young deaf swimmers to meet, have fun and compete together in a friendly and supportive environment. To enter, please request an entry form from Ashleigh Scott on swimming@ndcs.org.uk
  • Disability Sports & Family Day is taking place on Saturday 4 July at Castleford RUFC ground. Further details on twitter via #disabilitysportsfamilyday and @CastlefordRUFC1
  • Lord’s Taverners Sporting Chance Awards, the first time these have been held, are now taking nominations, with the winners to be announced on 11 September. The Sporting Chance Awards recognise the sporting achievements of young people under the age of 19 and the loyal, selfless work which enables others to experience fulfilment and enjoyment in sport.
  • Active Kids for All, Inclusive Community Training course is taking place on 22 July, 10am to 1pm at Manningham Sports Centre, Bradford. Cost is £10 to attend and consists of a three hour workshop, complimented by interactive, online learning to support participants before and after the training.
  • English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) would like to interview young disabled people about sport and physical activity. The aim of the research is to explore young disabled people’s experience of sport /physical activity in the time between education and adulthood. Please call Rana Baroud at Chrysalis Research on 0117 230 9933 or email baroud@chrysalisresearch.co.uk to find out more.
  • Disabled People and Families Survey is being undertaken by West Yorkshire Sport, who are committed to improving the lives of disabled people and their families through the promotion of sport and physical activity. They require your help in shaping their work over the coming years by completing the survey, to make sure it reflects the needs of disabled people, local communities and the sport and physical activity sector.

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