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Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club Receives £5,000 Donation
Morley based Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club (WBC) gave thanks this week to Howley Hall Golf Club for donating £5,000.
The Wheelchair Basketball Club run by Leeds Disability Sports charity SPIDER-Y relies on donations to fund sports wheelchairs, training and game costs for people with disability of all ages from around the region.
SPIDER-Y Chairman Andrew Gardner said: “I would like to thank everyone at Howley Hall Golf Club for their contributions and fundraising efforts for Leeds Spiders.
“As a non-profit charity, every penny donated goes towards the clubs running costs and will impact the lives of disabled people in the city.
“For those wanting to find out more about fundraising for Leeds Spiders please visit www.Spider-y.org.uk”
Photo left to right:
Josh Gardner (Wheelchair Left) Joint Leeds Spider Head Coach, David Jones (Howley Hall Captain), John Winn (Howley Hall President) David Forryan (Wheelchair Right) Joint Leeds Spiders Head Coach
Leeds Spiders have a busy schedule this month starting on Sunday at home with an early Premier League start vs Tornados at 1100, followed by Division 3 action vs Vikings at 1300 all live on our FACEBOOK page www.facebook.com/SpiderysportsTV/ we also have live stats available.Then the following week 19th Feb is the Clash of the Titans Spiders 2 vs Teesvalley Titans @1100 and then Premier League clash Spiders 1 vs London Titans @1300 again all LIVE on FACEBOOK. We also have some coverage on YOUTUBE but to secure better resolution these will be posted prerecorded.
Leeds Spiders Wolfs started the year with a long trip to Littlehampton on the south coast to visit Southcoast Tornados, and despite half the first team injured took control of the Premier League Clash.
Spiders came out of the game triumphant as it finished 26-90.
The game saw Toby Wales deputise for the late injury to Hatem Ghanami who injured his hand this week, Wales joined up with Josh Gardner who returned from a long spell off after breaking his elbow back in November, with Captain Jack Brown, Ebrahim Ahmadi and Young Gun Luis Domingos in the starting lineup.
Spiders looked on top form and were straight into the points and took an early lead keeping some distance between themselves and the Tornados. Spiders have been savaged by injuries this season but the draft in of the second team players has turned around the fortunes of Spiders who prior to the last two games suffered big losses against Oldham and Sheffield which had left Spiders at the wrong end of the league table. Hopefully with a couple more wins will keep us safe this year so we can continue in the Premier League.
Big hitter’s today Jack Brown 16 baskets 6 free throws 38 points
1st Qtr. 9-19, 2nd 8-24, 3rd 8-25, 4th 6-22 FT 26-90
Jack Brown (CAP) (38), Ebrahim Ahmadi (30), Luis Domningos (10), Josh Gardner (0) , Toby Wales(4)
Subs – Wayne Fisher (8) Caroline Bonner, Coral Batey
Finally Spiders Chairman Andrew Gardner said “this was a great winning start to 2017 especially it been our 10 year anniversary year, we have a number of celebrations in the pipeline and just waiting on the final details to be approved all this and confrimation of our New kit sponsor for the next 2 years Yorkshire Bank so all in all a great start and new anniversary playing kit ready to wear…..
We now have a couple weeks break then an away trip to Shropshire Warriors on 28th January, followed by two massive games at Home against Tornados PL & Vikings 2 Div 3 on 12th Feb and the clash of the Titans on 19th Feb which sees London Titans PL and Tees Valley Titans Div 3 come to Morley Leisure Centre and these will be live streamed to our FACEBOOK PAGE (SPIDER Y SPORTS TV) so if you can’t get down to support you can watch it anywhere.”
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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
PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATE ON TEAM APP OR FACEBOOK