SPIDER-Y adds another Sport to its ever growing Sports provision.
We our proud to annouce after several Sportivate funded sessions last year and increased participation along with a succeful EHA Wheelchair Level 1 coaching course held in Dec 2013 that we are ready to step up to the mark and start full training and coaching this exciting new sport.
Last night we took part in what we could say is our milestone session, where we had 15 players both junior and adults taking part, and to help us improve we took delivery of our Handball Goals provide by Samba Sports.
Our succesfull coaching course provided by Sports Structures will hopefully provide including spiders, 3 teams in Yorkshire and 1 in Lancashire, the sport is fully inclusive and is an ideal solution to combining several key skills used already in Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby League and is a great Sport for either a social close season provision or a competetive sport.
Check our Training Schedule for more info.
Next Dates 22nd Jan, 5th & 19th Feb, 5th & 19th Mar 7pm Start
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.
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 programme where we visit schools across Leeds to raise awareness about disability sport.
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