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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
James Brown (West Yorkshire Disability Development Officer – Federation of Disability Sports Organisations)
"The Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club is committed to club development and promoting participation opportunities at every level of the sport. It is great to see this amount of enthusiasm and motivation to improve the club as a whole while also raising the awareness of disability sport in the local community with taster sessions and coaching in schools. I am sure the Spiders will go from strength to strength and may even produce some of the stars of the future.” (Sept 2008)
Mrs C M Allen (head of PE at Drighlington Primary School
“Many children commented on how they enjoyed taking part in wheelchair games and experiencing for themselves how difficult it is to compete. They felt the experience heightened their awareness of dealing with a disability.” (July 2008)
AFTER breaking seven world records in eight days during 2010, Hannah Cockroft probably thought she’d had her fair share of wheelchair racing success.
But in 2011 it has only got better, the voluntary Leeds City Council worker is now a two-time world champion and one of Britain’s brightest hopes for next year’s Paralympic Games.
Cockroft, 18, only began wheelchair racing as a 13-year-old after a simple have-a-go session at a university open day. Five years on she is the worldwide queen of the track, winning both the 100m and 200m races at the recent World Championships in New Zealand.
Realistically her success ‘Down Under’ is hardly a surprise, not when the Halifax-based ace smashed seven world records in just over a week. But even Cockroft admits she expected nothing like a double gold in New Zealand, admitting the past 12 months has been one non-stop high.
“What a year!” smiles Cockroft simply, asked about the last 12 month’s achievements.
“I don’t know what to say really but I broke seven records in eight days and it was all a bit mental.
“I had my last A-level exam, then I had my prom that night and then I went to Switzerland where I broke four world records there – the night after my school prom.
“Then I came back and the weekend after that I broke another three!
“Then it was all hard training up to New Zealand and I went there for the experience really. I ended up getting two gold medals – everything just worked out really well!”
“I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet and it’s all still a bit surreal.
"the road shows that Spider- Y host are a unique opportunity for the local area, its an amazing idea that promotes sport in a fun and inclusive way. This encouragement is continued in the work of the Leeds Spiders basketball team, a successful 2nd and 3rd division team. Their work as a charity is fantastic, giving every individual an opportunity that otherwise, they might not have!"
Hannah Cockroft 2011
"with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games fast approaching, everyone wants to be involved. In the past, in my experience, I have seen disabled youngsters being left out of the sporting world because of a lack or equipment or experience on others behalf. Now, with initiatives such as Spider Y, there is no excuse and people are getting involved and loving the experience! There is no excuse for anyone not to participate in sport and now this is being realised, more steps are being taken to include every level of ability." Hannah Cockroft April 2011
To follow Hannah on her quest for gold - @hcdream2012
2012 London Paralympics
T34 100m - Gold Medal and Paralympic Record GOLD
Golden delight for Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain
T34 200m - Gold Medal and Paralympic Record GOLD
Gold medallist Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain waves from the podium
2011 IPC World Athletics Championships, Christchurch
World Record Holder
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
Would you like to support Spider-Y, donations could not be simpler.
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Text the following No 70070 - SPID11 foolowed by your donation. £1, £2, £5 or £10.
Local Giving Page http://localgiving.com/charity/spider-y
The Big Give http://new.thebiggive.org.uk/charity/view/9473
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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