Leeds Disability Sport News- November 2015

In Leeds

  • Goalball UK Novice Tournament is taking place at Rothwell Leisure Centre on Saturday 5th December 2015. Taking place between 10am and 5.30pm, new players and spectators are very welcome.
  • Sportivate Funding Round 11 is now available to apply for. Sportivate looks to support and develop projects that will engage with and stimulate 11-25 year olds who don’t currently participate in sport or exercise. The funding available can help pay for coaches, equipment, venue costs, marketing or coach education. Sportivate is 6-8 sessions after which there must be an opportunity for participants to continue with the activity. Round 11 projects are to be delivered between April 2016 & Sept 2016  and the closing date to apply is Friday 11th December.
  • Leeds Beginners Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is taking place on Saturday 30th January 2016 at the John Charles Centre for Sport. This event is aimed at new players who wish to take part in singles and doubles matches in a fun environment. No previous tournament is necessary and the entry fee is £9 per player.
  • Leeds Sports Awards 2016 will be taking place on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at the New Dock Hall. Amongst a number of awards there will be categories such as young disability sportsperson, sportswoman- disability and sportsman- disability. Nominations close midnight Sunday 13th December and tickets are also available via the website.
  • Guide to Funding Opportunities 2016 is available to view now. This provides a quick reference guide for local sports clubs, not for profit groups and other community based organisations that are involved or would like to be involved in developing and actively promoting sport and recreation opportunities for people in Leeds.
  • Active Schools Leeds Inclusion Calendar is available to view. This details all of the school competitions and events available for primary and secondary disabled children and young people across the city. For further information contact Helen Holdsworth, School Games Organiser- hholdsworth@rodillianacademy.co.uk

Outside Leeds

  • DEAFinitely Inclusive accreditation scheme aims to increase the number of deaf people playing, coaching and volunteering in sport by working directly with sport providers. The scheme is open to sports clubs and leisure facilities, and will support them to be more deaf inclusive in their delivery of sporting opportunities. Organisations that take up the scheme will work with UK Deaf Sport to improve the access and provision of sporting opportunities for deaf people at their club or facility.  On completion organisations will be given accredited status as a DEAFinitely Inclusive club or facility, and be awarded the new quality kite mark.
  • Disability Rights UK survey aims to find out from people with experience of disability, health conditions and mental health issues what their experience is of taking part in physical activity and sport in their local area. They are interested in getting a national picture of the challenges that people have in accessing physical activity and whether people are using personal budgets for this.
  • English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have unveiled a new film, designed to complement the charity’s successful Inclusive Communications Guide. Through a series of animations, viewers can take a whistle-stop tour of useful communication practices and principles. When embedded, the changes will help providers to reach a wider audience in sport and physical activity, including more disabled people.
  • Boccia Officials course is taking place at Burnholme Community Hub, York on Saturday 19th December 2015. To book on or for more information please contact – Marc Scott, Club Development Officer at Boccia England- mscott@bocciaengland.org.uk . Click here for information about further disability sport opportunities in York.

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