Leeds Disability Sport News- July 2015

In Leeds

  • National Paralympic Day is taking place this weekend, with events taking place across the country, celebrating just over a year to go to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Leeds Rhinos wheelchair rugby league club are holding a festival in Morley on Sunday 26 July
  • Cookridge Hall Golf Club are running summer holiday golf camps specifically for children and young people with disabilities. These camps are taking place from the 27-29 July, 3-5 and 1012 To book a place e-mail Paul O’Donnell at the club: paulo29_uk@yahoo.co.uk
  • 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 2.30 pm 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.
  • Sportivate funding round 10 deadline has been extended until the 14 August. 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.
  • BBC Get Inspired recently came to the John Charles Centre for Sport to do a feature on wheelchair tennis, you can watch the video and read the report here. Wheelchair tennis sessions are held weekly at the centre during term time, for details of this and all other disability sports in Leeds click here.
  • Many congratulations to Leeds Spiders wheelchair basketball team who have gained promotion from the British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) Division 1, to join the UK’s best teams in the BWB Premier League. The Leeds Spiders first team have now started pre-season training ahead of their first season in the UK top flight for the 2015-2016 season which will see the best teams in the UK coming to Leeds.
  • 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

  • Good luck to all the Special Olympics GB athletes who are competing in the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles, which begin on the 25th
  • Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament is taking place in Bradford from 17 to the 21 August. Featuring 400 players with and without learning and physical disabilities from 10 different countries, the tournament will feature five days of free and accessible events, everyone welcome.
  • Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk) have launched their first National Sport and Physical Activity Survey, which aims to help increase the number of sporting and recreational activity opportunities for people with dwarfism and restricted growth across the UK. For more information about the research study, please contact Nigel Burton, Inclusive Sports Officer at DSAuk, e-mail: nigel.burton@dsauk.org  or call: 07712 572884. For more information about the Dwarf Sports Association UK visit: www.dsauk.org

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