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.

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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/#

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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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After 12 since founded Leeds based charity Spider-Y has attracted the eye of Leeds Rhinos Foundation and along with the wheelchair Rugby League team that has carried the Brand since  2012, the long standing and very succesful Wheelchair Basketball Team Leeds Spiders will formerly change its name to Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Basletball Team under the full banner of Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair, Spider-Y chairman Andrew Gardner explained the reasons behind the merger, " after several years spearheading the charity and sports clubs, spending many hours weather thats at training or at home behind the computer filling out countless funding applications or worse still monitoring forms. i decided i needed to take time out, and over a social discussion about all things sporting wise we turned to Bob Bowman CEO of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and asked if they would be interested in having us on board. The Wheels were certainly in motion and after 12 months of discussions and meetings we can know finally reveal our future which will include been part of one of the biggest and best Proffesional Sports Club Foundations in the world.

Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League team are the current champions of the United Kingdom and its first team currently top of the New Wheelchair RL Super League 2019 and our newely formed development side holding they own in the Challenge Trophy and head to the Semi final against Gravesend Dynamite on 8th June at Morley leisure Centre, Leeds, LS27 9JP. Rhinos 1st Team are away the week before to they local neghbours The Argonauts ( Dartford) 2nd June 1330 ko.

Rhinos then head into the start of the 3 game clash with previous champions Halifax which see 2 away games to them on the trot first Super League 16/06/19 the Challenge Cup Semi Final on 30/06/19 with the winner going on to the Challenge Cup final on 17th August Venue (TBC)

Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Basketball Team have started the process to rebuild the the teams for the new BWB season 2019-2020 and are looking for player new and old to come and join the club with a great future ahead, Rhinos have major aspirations of getting the club back to the Premier League in style and the club could become one of the biggest disability sports clubs in the United Kingdom.

Andrew Gardner will continue to work with the foundation using his vast knowledge and expertise in wheelchair sports at local, regional and international level will help the foundation continue his hardwork over the years.

Training at Morley Leisure Centre Wednesday 7pm - 8:30pm Development Rugby League 8pm - 10pm Super League Training., Thursday 8pm - 10pm Wheelchair Basketball Open sessions until September.

Sportschairs are provided but limited on numbers, Full coaching provided by BWB Level 2 graded coaching volunteers, and RFL Level WRL coaching volunteers.

All Volunteers are vetted and clear to volunteer, we are alway on the look out for more Players and Volunteers, training and fun provided.


for more details contact the Leeds Rhinos Foundation www.leedsrhinosfoundation.org or email andyg@spider-y.org.uk 

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.

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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 




Jack Brown - Spiders Club Captain and Coach to our Junior Teams for many years now,

jack brown web

Jack has shown great leadership and is a great mentor to all the younger players,

his leadership continued this year has he was given the honour to lead his country to

victory in the Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships and Keilty Fassolette Trophy over France in September,

aswell has been named player of the tournement.

james simpson webJames Simpson
- Rhinos Captain for the last two years and a great inspirational member of the club, 

He regained his England selection for the second year and played in all the games for England in the European Championships.

James will continue his role in 2016 with increased responcibility of player/coach taking his leadership into helping our Development team come together.






 Joshua Gardner - Josh has been second team captain and assistant coach for the last couple of years10570466 283428215184337 3909070475709465561 n

along with helping out at junior league over the years, recently he gained an apprentship with the BBC

which resulted in dropping the Rugby side of his game. He is part of the England media team that 

brought to world the first ever live streaming of international Wheelchair Rugby League at the recent

European Championships his commentory was legendary and maybe featured on this years SPOTY.






jodie boyd ward webJodie Boyd-Ward - Leeds Spider black Widows Vice Captain and Leeds Rhinos Vice Captain last year also saw,

Jodie gain Engalnd Selection for the European Championships 2015, Jodie has helped out at both Spiders and Rhinos 

and played an important part in the first Womens team and helped Rhinos get to the Semi Final of this years Challenge Cup

Jodie is now starting work on preperation towards re selsction and keeping that place for the World Cup 2017 in Australia.






Coral Batey - Leeds Spiders players and gretas performer winning player sawards year on year,coral Batey web

for several years Coral has been with Spiders and has featured in every team at every level.

Coral did play for Rhinos in th epast but her commitment to Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby took off.

A natural at the game with excellent chair skills, it wasn't long before her talent was spotted by the GB coaches,

and with impressive speed was fast tracked into the full GB squad.
Her first international match came in January 2014, at the Tri-Nations tournament in Toronto, and Coral went

on to represent GB at the Canada Cup and the 2014 World Championships. At the Canada Cup, Coral made 

an immediate impression on the world stage, winning best in class for 1.5s – a remarkable achievement for

a player with less than one year's experience in the sport. Coral is the youngest member of the squad, and the only female.





Tom Halliwell
- Leeds Rhinos Player and the Youngest member of the England Squad that won the European

Championships and was top scorer in the competition with 88 points, not bad for his first international competition.

Tom is one of the future stars of Wheelchair Rugby League but also Rugby League so whatch this space.



Watch out for more information and also there own web page on here.......


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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