Leeds Disability Sport News – February 2017

Please see below for the latest disability sport news this month in Leeds and beyond:

  • Leeds Sports Awards tickets are still available, with discounted Leeds Sports Club member tickets also for sale. The event is taking place at the First Direct Arena on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
  • 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 disability sporting achievement, participation and volunteering- remains £30 per person, to include four course meal, speeches, entertainment and raffle. Nominations have now closed but tickets still available.
  • FA Grow the Game Funding is available to apply for from now until Wednesday 29th March 2017. The following types of football teams are eligible for a grant: Male teams – Under-14s to adult, Female teams – Under-7s to adult and Disability teams.
  • 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.
  • Visually Impaired and Blind football training sessions are being delivered at the John Charles Centre for Sport regularly in conjunction with the Leeds United Foundation. For details of the next sessions please contact: anthony.hall@leedsunited.com
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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.

Disability Sport News – November 2014

In Leeds

  • Leeds Sports Awards 2015 have been announced. Taking place on Thursday 5 March at New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock, these prestigious awards are for nominees who have resided or trained within Leeds City Council boundaries between January and December 2014. Nominations are now being taken for all of the categories, including disability sportsman and sportswoman, click here for details. Nominations close on Sunday 14 December
  • STARS scheme (Supporting Talented Athletes Recognition Scheme) has been extended across all Leeds City Council leisure centres. The West Yorkshire Sport scheme – the only one of its kind running in the county, aims to give the region’s most talented athletes the best possible preparation for performing on the world stage, with free training opportunities. For further details click here.
  • Adapted cycling in Leeds is showcased in a new case study by CTC, the national cycling charity. The sessions which take place ten times per week at the John Charles Centre for Sport form part of the new National Inclusive Cycling network.
  • Lineham Farm Childrens Centre are offering two groups of eight young disabled people age 11 years + an opportunity to take part in an after school or weekend outdoor disability sports course. Activities can include climbing, cycling, archery and orienteering, over eight weeks. For further details and to book a session contact Penny Pinn on tel: 0113 230 0959 or e-mail: pennyp@linehamfarm.co.uk
  • Dance sessions for adults with learning disabilities are launching at Armley Leisure Centre from the 8 January 2015. Sessions are run by “Nia” and cost £3.50 to attend, for further details please click here.

Outside Leeds

  • English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have released a new research document called “Talk to Me”. This used a collaborative approach with providers and participants to understand the needs, wants and desires of disabled people in sport and physical activity and also to look at how to create activities and communications to be more appealing and attractive. Ten key principles were identified. These principles, if followed, should help providers improve their offer to disabled people and make it more appealing. To view the report click here.
  • Special Olympics themed open day is taking place in York on Saturday 29 November from 10am to 3pm. This is a free opportunity to try out a range of different sports, for details click here.
  • West Yorkshire Sport have opened up applications and nominations for their new Youth Sport Council to people aged 19-25. They are looking for outstanding young people with the confidence to speak up who have demonstrated strong leadership skills (not necessarily in a sports setting) and who can contribute ideas to how they can raise participation across the county. For details click here.