Leeds Disability Sport News – January 2017

Happy New Year! Read on for the latest disability sport news in Leeds:

In Leeds

  • Leeds Lets Get Active leisure centre timetables for Jan to March 2017 are now available. There will also be LLGA community sessions within the South and East CCG area and more information will be available shortly about specific activities.
  • Leeds Sports Awards tickets are now available, with discounted Leeds Sports Club member tickets available from Monday 9th January. The awards are taking place at the First Direct Arena on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
  • FA Coaching Deaf Footballers workshop is taking place on Sunday 22nd January at Middleton Leisure Centre. If you are interested please follow the link above where you can see further details and enrol on the workshop.
  • Leeds Disability Sport Forum is taking place on Monday 23rd January at the John Charles Centre for Sport. This is suitable for practitioners, clubs, parents, participants and anyone else with an interest in disability sport. If you would like further details or to attend please contact: ross.bibby@leeds.gov.uk
  • DSY Annual Awards Dinner will be held at The Centenary Pavilion, Elland Rd on Friday 24th March 2017. The price of the event – a celebration of sporting achievement, participation and volunteering – remains £30 per person, to include a four course meal, speeches, entertainment and a raffle. Nomination forms are also available to recognise disability sport achievements in the county. There is a separate category for Paralympic level athletes, where you can nominate Yorkshire’s Paralympians in Rio.
  • Wheelchair Tennis CPD is taking place in Leeds at the John Charles Centre for Sport (Tennis Centre) on the 24th April 2017. This is aimed at accredited level 2 and above coaches who would like to develop their skills to work more effectively with wheelchair tennis players.

 

Outside Leeds

  • Safer Communities Fund (SCF) is a grant-giving scheme designed to make funding easily accessible for projects which aim to make West Yorkshire safer and feel safer. Round 10 of grants are available to apply for up to the 20th January 2017 and groups can apply for funding up to £5,000.
  • Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness Workshop is taking place in Nottingham on 22nd February, 17th May and 27th September 2017. This is ideal for teachers, coaches, physios, parents or those who lead sport and physical activity. The cost is £30 per person and for full information on Cerebral Palsy Sport CPD opportunities or to book your place now please contact CP Sport on 0115 925 7027 or email Lisa.morton-smith@cpsport.org
  •  Coach Education Courses held in West Yorkshire in 2017 are now available to view via the Yorkshire Sport Foundation website.

Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park has arrived this summer!

Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park

Get ready to get active this summer in Leeds! Summer 2016 sees the launch of Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park, expanding the already hugely popular Leeds Let’s Get Active programme. Since it began in September 2013, the Leeds Let’s Get Active project has provided thousands of people right across Leeds the opportunity to access free gym and swim sessions in the Council’s leisure centres. In order to continue to build on the success of the past three years, the project is growing to include free activity across three parks this summer. Armley, East End and Middleton parks will play host to a variety of different activities, including: rounders, tennis, running, multi-sport, cycling, table tennis, orienteering and more!

The Parks

As part of the Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park programme, there has been investment into some of the facilities in each of the parks. All three have had a permanent, brand new stainless steel table tennis table installed while the tennis courts have also seen refurbishment by way of new nets and re-lining. Added to the excellent existing facilities such as playgrounds and bowling greens and topped off by the huge areas of green space available to use – these new additions have made these parks the place to get active this summer!

So how do I get involved?

It’s simple! Firstly check out the weekly timetables to decide which of the activities you would like to have a go at. You can find these in the Leeds Let’s Get Active section of the Active Leeds website or by following this link:

http://active.leeds.gov.uk/communitysport/leedsletsgetactive/Pages/Leeds%20Let%27s%20Get%20Active.aspx

There’s no limit to how many sessions you attend so you can give everything a try if you wish (And did I already mention….it’s completely FREE!).  Once you’ve decided what you fancy trying out, just turn up to the session ready to go! There’s no need to book in advance, come wearing comfortable clothing/trainers and bring along a drink of water as well.

For more information about Leeds Gets Active in the Park please contact: Rich.Sadler@yorkshiresport.org

Leeds Let’s Get Active- Your steps to a healthier life

Video

Leeds let’s get active is all about helping the people of Leeds to get active by breaking down barriers and encouraging the local communities to get involved!

Currently the project offers free gym and swim sessions in the leisure centres across Leeds as well as activities in your local communities like beginner running, beginner boot camps, family activities, Zumba and health walks.

We have been very busy producing our very own Leeds let’s get active film to show you what everyone has been getting up to, and let you meet some of the real people that have benefited from the scheme and become more active!

Have a watch and share it, and why not let us know what you think at http://www.facebook.com/leedsletsgetactive or @LeedsGetActive

We now have over 30,000 people registered for Leeds let’s get active, so well done!

Here are some photos from our sessions, why not have a look on our website http://www.leedsletsgetactive.co.uk and see what’s on near you!