Good Luck to our Ambassadors [...]

SPIDER-Y wish luck to our ambassadors Harry Brown, Sophie Carigill (GB Wheelchair Basketball) Coral Batey (GB Wheelchair Rugby) and our Patron Hannah Cockroft (Wheelchair Racer) all the best of Luck in Rio, from all the staff and players including Leeds Spiders and Leds Rhinos.

Rioready Training

Meanwhile back home.


Leeds Rhinos take on Halfax in the Wheelchair Rugby League Grand Final on 10th Sept 7pm at Medway Park Kent, live on our Facebook Live Page link here https://www.facebook.com/SpiderysportsTV/#

Like us and get all the notifications of live streams.

Leeds Spiders will be in action on 13th September in Leeds at the Millenium Square 5pm - 7pm at the Fan Zone come dowm and have a go of wheelchair basketball.

Spiders start the new season at home on 2nd October vs TCAT Warriors (PL) & North Wales Knights (D3) all starts from 10:30am again live on Facebook and Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/leedsspiderswbc

#RIOtoROCHDALE again good luck to our Ambassadors James Simpson, Jodie Boyd-Ward and Tom Halliwell along with Nathan Collins and Ryan Richardson who take on Ireland, Scotland & Wales in the 4 Nations on 24th/25th September in Rochdale. Again Livestream on both Facebook and Youtube with commentary from anoth Ambassdor Joshua Gardner.








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New Ambassadors


SPIDER-Y is happy to announce additional Ambassadors to our charity to increase maximum exposure for the work we do.

We have invited the following members of our Basketball and Rugby teams to join our Patron Hannah Cockroft MBE, current Ambassadors Harry Brown and Sophie Carrigill on the ambassador register, in doing so we are recognising these indivduals and these achievment over the last 12 months and wish them luck in the coming years whever thats in Rio 2016 or in Australia 2017. Thank you for your support 


Congratulations and Good Luck [...]

Congrtatulations and Good Luck

Well after what has been an amazing Summer of Sport for all our athletes past and present weither it was at Junior regionals, School Games , WhRL Grand final, The Paralympics in Rio and also to those taking part in the forth coming 4 Nations Wheelchair Rugby League Competion in Rochdale on 24th and 25th September.

On behalf of SPIDER-Y we would like to congratulate our Patron Hananh Cockroft another 3 Golds, Harry Brown Bronze Medal, Sophie Carrigill Record breaker, Coral Batey all your hard work the last couple of years is paying off, Welcome home, time for a rest sit back and watch your friends and team mates take on the 4 Nations.

So Rio's finish next up Rochdale and the Wheelchair Rugby League 4 Nations Tournement #Rio2Rochdale -

England WhRL take on the home nations at the 3rd 4 nations tournement and its back up North, the first 4 nations was held in Hull in 2012 just before London Paralypics, then held in Medway home of England WhRL in 2014, with Engalnd winning both these competitions. England feature no less than 5 Leeds Rhinos Players Including joint Captain James Simpson(A), along with Jodie Boyd-Ward(A), Tom Halliwell(A), and debutants Ryan Richardson and Nathan Collins along with Sebastien Bechara who featured in Rhinos last season is an impressive line up and shows how far Leeds Rhinos have moved forward in the last couple of years. In Addition to these we are happy to confrim that another 4 of our players have been selected to represent the Exiles ( Other Nations) in the 4 Nations Tony Godward, Luis Domngos, Ewan Clibbens and Joshua Butler, WOW thats a massive achiement for our charity.

All and all 2016 has been an amazing year for SPIDER-Y and its Team, Players and Staff endless awards and recognition and we can only build on this success.



Thank You

Jimbos presentation 

SPIDER-Y thanks long-term supporters!





Has part of our ongoing awareness campaign and continued progression towards making disability Sports more apararent in everyday life we at SPIDER-Y have been working hard behind to scenes to get this working so people can watch all over the world the great sports programmes we have at SPIDER Y.

For the last couple of month's we have been trialling several different types of live streaming, like periscope, Live stream and many more some of these we will still use depending on venue and Internet connections in the local area.

With the lead up to Rio 2016 we hope to give better insight into disability sports to a wider audience and bring in new players and volunteers.

Leeds Spiders Premier League and Division 3 games will feature on our YouTube Channel Leeds Spider Y for all home games this season and maybe other source away from home and next season Leeds Rhinos will utilise the streaming to get Wheelchair Rugby League out to the vieing public.

For the best results and instant confirmation of links subscribe to our Channel today its free...  Click here Now.

Watch our social media pages Facebook and Twitter........





BWB Division 1 North


Disability Sport Yorkshire - Annual Awards Dinner


Congratulations to all our members who have been nominated for the forthcoming

Disability Sport Yorkshire - Annual Awards Dinner

Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds - 24 March 2017

Recognising Achievement in 2016 



Young Achiever – Boy

Individual who has achieved a high standard at club level or in regional competition. Open to boys aged 18 and under at 31 December 2016              

- Nathan Collins

Regan Cooper Team of the Year

Open to club, county or regional teams of two or more players who have achieved a notable standard of performance

- Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League

Service to Sport – The President’s Award

Individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of sport, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to raising the profile of sport and disability

-           SPIDER-Y

Baroness Masham Wheelchair Performer Award

Individual who has achieved significant success in wheelchair sport              

- Coral Batey

Volunteer of the Year

Outstanding voluntary contribution to the development of sport for disabled people by an individual, group or organisation

                –  Andrew Gardner

Sportsman of the Year

A sportsman who has achieved success at local, regional or national level in 2016 – excluding Paralympians, who may be considered in a separate award.

-           James Simpson

Paralympian of the Year

A regional athlete who has achieved recognition at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

-           Coral Batey   

-           Hannah Cockcroft

New FACEBOOK web streaming page




Spider Y have recently setup our very own webstreaming Facebook page SPIDERY SPORTS TV which will feature the remainder of the season Wheelchair Rugby League games for the Leeds Rhinos including the upcoming Challenge Cup Final against Halifax at Huddersfield, the grand Finals in September at Medway Park, and the 4 Nations at the end of September in Rochdale.

With newer features more cameras, fast streaming and also 2 way communication so our followers can keep us posted if they have issues.

We will also feature all Home games at Morley Leisure Centre for Leeds Spiders, and a number of the Premier League away games, we are now looking for sponsors so its a great time to get on board.

we can be found https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012635866535


or our page - https://www.facebook.com/SpiderysportsTV/    or search for @SpiderysportsTV


check out more details about sponsoring oppotunitys. HERE....


Good luck to @leedsrhinoswtrl for the coming Challenge Cup Final on 6th August.




Sport Promoting Inclusion for the Disabled and Equal Rights in Yorkshire.

SPIDER-Y enables those people in the community who cannot take part in able bodied sports to take part in wheelchair sports and to enjoy participating in sport locally, nationally and internationally. Spider-y also exists to promote understanding of the difficulties encountered by those who are disabled.

Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club formed  2007 is one of the biggest clubs in the UK boosting several members playing at international level both present and past, we are the only team in the UK to live stream all our home games proffessionaly and we are allready looking to boost this in 2017 with a major blue chip sponsorship deal for our 10th anniversay year.

Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League Club formed 2012 as gone from strength to strength with full backing and support from Super League Club Leeds Rhinos and the Rhinos Foundation, th eclub can now boost a large contingent of England players now and for the future.

We promote community participation in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for playing of any sport capable of improving health. For example we set up sports clubs for the disabled and their friends and relatives.

We are the city’s largest independent, multi-sport organisation providing opportunities for able-bodied and disabled sports men and women, from the age of 8 to 50. Currently we provide support for wheelchair Basketball, Rugby League and Handball by encouraging people to play competitively. We also have an active schools and community programme where we visit schools and community groups across Leeds to raise awareness about disability sport and other social issues.

Why do we do this!

People with Disabilities that play wheelchair sports.

  • Are more likely to be employed
  • Have more friends
  • Have fewer hospital stays
  • Have fewer secondary health complications
  • Have less stress, depression and anxiety
  • Are more involved in their community
  • Have more independence
  • Are more likely to travel
  • Have higher confidence
  • Have less body fat
  • Have more muscle mass
  • And enjoy a greater quality of life than those who don’t

    We hold 3 weekly session per week all year round except for a 2 week break at Christmas, all sessions are run by volunteer parents, who coach, help out and organise the full running of the club including fixtures, funding and finances.

    Monday Evenings 7pm – 9:30pm Basketball or Rugby (In season)

    Wednesday Evenings 7pm 10pm  Summer Rugby/Handball Winter Basketball

    Thursday Evenings 8pm – 10pm    Winter Fitness, Summer Rugby

    Alternate Sundays 10am- 12pm   Basketball or Rugby (In season)

    Training consists of General fundamentals, game play fitness, we also have fun sessions which include new sports such as Lacrosse and Aussie Rules all in wheelchairs.

    We play host to up to 16 home games per year for Basketball and 8 Rugby and also travel to same amount of away games/ competitions.

    We offer Wheelchair Basketball from 8 years upwards we have 2 seniors team 2 junior teams and a women’s team we offer weekly training sessions and competitive competitions for all 5 teams, our Wheelchair Rugby League team also competes at National level all over the UK.

    Full weekly training sessions include for new starters to full team training sessions and game preparation, also National League games and Development festivals in the summer.

    We also run come and try it sessions in school holidays and take part in children’s days and a number of Sports open days in Leeds.

SPIDER-Y Ambassadors

SPIDER-Y has always been at the forefront of awareness and inclusion, along with always promoting disability sports in Leeds and Yorkshire, so it is our pleasure to welcome to our ever growing number of supporters, some of our past and present players who represent Great Britain at the highest level in their sport, to become Ambassadors of SPIDER-Y and Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club.


Please Welcome


Harry Brown - Great Britain Men's - Player and  also GB U23 Captain

Harry played for Spiders in 2012 -2013 season Division One after many years of training with spiders through the Yorkshire juniors training session, also Harrys brothers Jack and Joseph play pivotal roles in the current teams both playing and Coaching.

His mum Nicky is a big part of the Club and the charity and workshard behind the scene's on the committee at SPIDER-Y.

Click here for more on Harry

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Sophie Carrigill Great Britain Women's Captain


Sophie first came to Spiders in September 2011 and picked up the game straight away with in weeks she joined the team on the annual trip north to Scotland, and there was no looking back Sophie was featured on the One show for Children in Need Special, and within months was selected for GB Women's Taster Camp. Click for more indepth information on Sophie



Its a pleasure and honour for both these players to be involved at such and elite standard and to say there part of the SPIDERS family. Find out more about each Ambassador click on the links to go their very own Page. Watch this space as we add more inspirational members of SPIDER-Y to this Ambassadors Wall.

Harry and Sophie both feature in the great Promotional Video from BWB.




Sport Promoting Inclusion for the Disabled and Equal Rights in Yorkshire.





We train all year round with exception of 2 weeks break at Christmas.

At Morley Leisure Centre LS27 9JP

Monday      7pm-9pm   Basketball Premier League 

Wednesday 7pm-8pm   Basketball Juniors and beginners

Wednesday 8pm-10pm Basketball Premier League and Division 3

Thursday    8pm-10pm Wheelchair Rugby League


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