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.

Middleton Park Duathlon Results

Provisional results from the Middleton Park Duathlon event on 8th October 2016 –

Find a full list of results on the Go Tri website.

Position Bib Number Name Time
1 11 Carl Hearn 33.18
2 20 James Nundy 33.34
3 25 Paul Bennet 34.05
4 4 Michael Melia 34.21
5 15 Mark Hayes 35.01
6 6 Mathew Higgins 36.01
7 27 Daniel Wright 36.32
8 3 Rachel Feather 38.03
9 7 Hayden Harrison 38.45
10 12 Steve Beckwith 38.51
11 1 Stacey Kite 38.57
12 13 Graham Hawden 39.08
13 14 Joanne Hawden 39.40
14 10 Jacob Thompson 40.03
15 26 Diane Hubber 40.25
16 5 Claire Higgins 40.55
17 19 Colin Render 43.32
18 17 Jon Osborne 43.32
19 16 Liz Pearce 43.33
20 22 Frank Wright 43.59
21 28 Hannah Roberts 45.26
22 21 Harriet Whiting 46.50
23 2 Tina Craddock 48.27
24 9 Lena Abe 52.11
25 18 Viv Smales 52.15
26 23 Laura Smales 52.15
27 8 Julie Abe 57.33
28 26 Diane Huber 57.38

School Tennis Festival

On Wednesday 11 February John Charles Centre for Sport will be hosting a Schools Tennis Festival in partnership with the Breeze Sports Academy with an expected 250 attendances.

The Breeze Sports Academy project enables individuals with relevant skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare themselves for further education or employment. On the day participants can expect fun and exciting tennis sessions, learning new skills and putting them into practice.

All sessions will be led by Breeze Academy students under the watchful gaze of John Charles Centre’s Head Tennis Coach, Dwight Brown. Participants who complete the session will receive a voucher enabling them to return to John Charles Centre for Sport during the February half term for a discounted price at the tennis holiday camp.

For more information contact –

Dwight Brown

Head Tennis Coach

JCCS Tennis Centre

Tel: 0113 3951444 (Desk)

Tel: 0113 3950010 (Reception)

Mob: 07891 270605

Tennis JCCS Leeds (Facebook)

@JCCStennis (Twitter)

Leeds Disability Sport News- August 2014

 In Leeds


  • IPC Athletics European Championships continue in Swansea this week. Congratulations to Leeds City AC wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft for her gold medal in the 100m already. TV coverage continues on More4 until Saturday 23rd


  • Yorkshire County Tennis Championships will again this year have a visually impaired tennis category. Taking place at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds on Wednesday 27th August, 2pm to 5pm, entry fee is £5 and available for B1 to B4 players. To enter contact north@lta.org.uk


  • Celebrate National Paralympic Day and Leeds 2 Rio with a variety of activities taking place at the end of August in Leeds. Lineham Farm, Leeds Sailing & Activity Centre and Herd Farm are running specific sessions for disabled people on Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th August, including adapted cycling, canoeing, sailing and wheelchair abseiling. Spider-Y are running a free wheelchair sport taster day at Morley Leisure Centre on Thursday 28th #NPD2014 #Leeds2Rio


  • Ticket 2 Tokyo is coming to Leeds on Sunday 21st A wheelchair tennis fast track programme, this aims to attract potential athletes across the country to find those with the desire and dedication to train to become elite athletes and compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Disabled people of all ages can come along to Leeds Met University for the festival and play wheelchair tennis for free under the guidance of top coaches.


  • Leeds Disability Tag Rugby Festival will be taking place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Tuesday 23rd Suitable for junior and senior teams, aimed at ambulant players with a learning, moderate physical or sensory impairment. Entry fee is £20 or free for Leeds schools who are members of Active Schools/ Leeds Schools Sports Association.


  • Herd Farm Activity Centre are running short breaks weekend residentials for young people aged 10 to 16yrs with a disability. Taking place in September and October, these provide a fun, friendly, active and busy weekend of interactive games, outdoor team challenges, arts, crafts, music and relaxing.


  • Northern Sailability regatta will be taking place at Otley Sailing Club on Thursday 9th October, featuring Access 303 wide dinghies, which are incredibly accessible for all.


  • Disability Sport Yorkshire have a brand new sport based training programme for young disabled people between the ages of 16 -25 in Leeds and across West Yorkshire.  If you have an interest in sport and want to gain qualifications to enable you to volunteer as a coach, official or participant then this course is ideal for you.


Outside Leeds


  • Learning Disability Sport workshop is taking place on the 15th September in Huddersfield. Developed through the English Learning Disability Sports Alliance between Mencap Sport and Special Olympics GB, this workshop looks at learning disability and sport to help clubs, coaches and sports providers offer a more inclusive environment and support people with a learning disability to access sporting opportunities.



  • Boccia England are offering development grants to encourage growth in the sport of Boccia. Grants are available to organisations, schools, community groups, councils, and clubs who will increase the number of new disabled young people and adults regularly playing Boccia once a week or more often.


  • EFDS have released their latest report entitled “Encouraging people to be active together”. This study examines current providers’ experiences, successes and learning points. It also suggests ways to attract more disabled people to be active in this way.


  • England Athletics have announced the launch of their Sight Loss awareness and Guide Running Workshop. The workshop has been written in conjunction with British Blind Sport and provides runners, leaders, coaches and volunteers with information and experience in off-track guide running for people with a visual impairment.


  • British Paralympic Association celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and BT is inviting the public to nominate their club for a BT 25th Birthday Bursary, a fund of £25,000 that will be distributed in five awards of £5,000 to sports clubs in the UK. The competition is open to amateur sports clubs operating in the UK only, which offer significant opportunities for participation in disability sports.


Kids get active at Fearnville and John Smeaton multi-sports camps

Active Sport in partnership with Fearnville and John Smeaton leisure centres organised a multi sport and swimming camps over the February half term.

The multi- sport & swimming camp encourages children and young people to be more active over the holidays by attending the multi sports & swimming  camp at a special rate thanks to funded by the Youth Activities Fund – Inner East and Outer East Area Committee.

The multi sports & swimming camp targeted 8 – 12 yrs old boys and girls within the inner east wards (including Gipton & Harehills and Killingbeck and Seacroft) and outer east wards (including Crossgates & Whinmoor, Temple Newsam, Garforth and Swillington and Kippax and Methley).   

The sports camp started from 9am until 2pm with dry side activities such as Dodge ball, Cricket, Tag rugby, Athletics, Football, Basketball, team games, Dance, Archery and Skipping school.

The Fearnville camp commissioned Feel Good Factor to deliver a session on healthy eating to make the children and young people more aware of the positive effects of eating healthier e.g. 5 a day and Eat well plate model.

After the dry side activities the young people had the option to go swimming in the pool from 2pm until 3.30pm

All of these activities were included in a discounted price due to funding from the Youth activities fund.

For further information on activities in the East North East Leeds please contact Jason Minott, Active Sport Officer: E-mail: Jason.minott@leeds.gov.uk / Tel: 0113 378 1990