After a fantastic month of disability sport see below for some highlights and forthcoming events in Leeds and beyond:
- Many congratulations to all the Leeds and Yorkshire Paralympic athletes who competed in Rio 2016. Celebrate what was a truly spectacular and memorable Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Yorkshire Athletes Homecoming Parade on Wednesday 28th September, from 5.15pm in Leeds City Centre.
- Chair Yoga & Mindfulness Classes are running in Otley on Mondays 10.30am to 11.30am. For information about these sessions at Otley Courthouse contact Chrissy Chelinski on email@example.com
- Leeds Deaf Juniors FC start their fourth year this year and are expanding to accommodate more Deaf and Hard of Hearing children than ever before. More football coaches are also required at the club.
- BID Services New Youth Club has just started, suitable for deaf and hard of hearing children and young people aged 8-18 years plus siblings. Held every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm this takes place at the First Floor Venue, St. Peter’s Square in Leeds. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visually Impaired Bowls Sessions will begin at the John Charles Centre indoor bowls centre from the 4th JCCS are working with Pennine Bowling Club to run these sessions every Tuesday from 12 noon until 2.00pm, with an introductory price of £3.20. For further information please telephone John Palmer on 01422 321771.
- Wheelpower Feel Inspired Primary Sports Camp is taking place at the John Charles Centre for Sport on Tuesday 11th This is a great way for children aged 6-11 with a disability to discover sport in a friendly and completely inclusive environment. For more information contact the Feel Inspired Event Officer on: email@example.com or 07922 736196.
- Pudsey Gateway Club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations will be on Friday 21st October at Pudsey Civic Hall. Tickets cost £10 per person, with special guests, a prize draw, tombola and a light buffet. Please contact Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- West Yorkshire Goalball Club are having an open session on Sunday 23rd October at Armley Leisure Centre, 2pm to 5pm. This session is one of a number taking place across the country to promote the Paralympic sport of Goalball and is open to ages 14+ of all ability levels.
- Leeds Disability Sports Camp will next be taking place on the week beginning 24th October, during half term. There will be four venues across the city alongside a free additional adapted cycling event at Middleton Park Bike Hub. These camps are open to disabled children and young people aged 8-18 plus non-disabled siblings and friends.
- Learning Disability Tennis Camp is taking place at the John Charles Centre for Sport indoor tennis centre on Saturday 12th Run in conjunction with the Tennis Foundation, this is suitable for beginners/those new to sport or looking to develop their skills. The one day camp is being led by experienced tennis coaches from JCCS.
- RYA Sailability would like disabled sailors or boaters to complete their new questionnaire. They would like to hear from people about what attracted them to sailing in the first place, whether a friend, family or by chance, and how easy and accessible they found it to get started. The aim is to try and fully understand more about people’s experiences and perceptions about sailing as an activity for people with a disability, and is open until the 1st October.
- Disability Football Development Officer vacancy is currently being advertised through the West Riding County FA. As well as supporting the delivery of the National Game Strategy in West Riding and specifically the Disability Workforce Plan, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a vibrant, enthusiastic and committed team at the County FA. Closing date is Wednesday 12th
If the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have inspired you to take up a sport or become a little bit more active, check out all the regular disability sport opportunities available in the city with the comprehensive Leeds Disability Sport Programme.