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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
NOMINEES REPRESENTING SPIDER-Y
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
check out more details about sponsoring oppotunitys. HERE....
Good luck to @leedsrhinoswtrl for the coming Challenge Cup Final on 6th August.
Spider-Y is a charitable organisation that is at the forefront of awareness and inclusion, promoting disability sports throughout the Yorkshire region.
Our multi-sports and skills coaching programme works with schools and organisations throughout the whole of Yorkshire to introduce people who are able-bodied to disability sport so that they are encouraged to have a greater understanding and appreciation of their disabled peers. We believe this helps break down the prejudices that sometime exist.
- Breakdown barriers
- Promote inclusion
- Raise awareness
- Develop teamwork through communication
- Encourage understanding of disability
- Practical sessions focussing on equality and diversity
- Promotes individuals spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Creates a cohesive and supportive learning community
- Enhances positive sports experiences and helps individuals have a rounded outlook on disability
- Enriches the school’s curriculum
Martyn can also be contacted directly on 07725 215736
All our staff are CRB-vetted and adhere to our strict Child Protection Policy.
We carry £10million worth of Public Liability Insurance.
We hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for further discussion and exploration.
- SPIDER-Y Ltd registered charity 1125793
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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