spiders Jan 2019

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



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

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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 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.


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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.”

Link here to our channel -  Click Here

Home fixture for Leeds Spiders -  Click Here


Wheelchair Basket Ball Rules BWB

The Game

Each team is striving to throw the ball into the basket of their opponents. The ball is played with the hands only and can be passed, thrown or dribbled in any direction.

The Team

Each team consists of up to twelve players, but only five may be on the court at any one time.


A basket scored from the field counts for 2 points, unless attempted from beyond the 3-point line, where it counts for 3 points. A free throw counts for one point. After a basket has been scored, the ball is thrown in FROM THE END LINE by the opposing team within 5 seconds.


A dribble is when a player with the ball bounces the ball and pushes the chair simultaneously or, places the ball on his/her lap, takes one or two pushes of the chair, bounces the ball, places the ball back on his/her lap, pushes once or twice, etc.

A player is forbidden to:

  • dribble the ball with both hands at the same time;
  • allow the ball to rest in one hand while dribbling;
  • push the chair more than twice whilst the ball is resting on the lap.
  • Penalty: possession is given to the opposing team. The ball is thrown into play from the sideline or end line within 5 seconds.


1. Personal Foul:
A personal foul is a foul by a player on an opponent involving contact with his/her person or chair.
Penalty: throw-in from the sideline or end line by the opposition.
2. Shooting Foul:
A personal foul on an opponent or opponent's chair whilst that opponent was in the act of shooting for basket.
Penalty: 2 free throws (or 3 if outside the 3 point line) awarded to the player fouled if they did not score as they were shooting; if they scored, 1 free throw allowed. 
3. Unsportsmanlike Foul:
This is a personal foul committed by a player who deliberately makes contact with an opponent with the purpose of preventing him/her from playing normally.
Penalty: 2 free throws awarded to the player fouled, unless the player was shooting and scored, whereas only 1 free throw awarded, followed by side-line possession.
4. 5 Fouls by a player:
A player who commits his/her fifth personal foul must leave the game. He/she may be replaced by another player.


The shooter takes up a position behind the free throw line (front wheels may be over the line). He/she must take the shot within 5 seconds. Other players (2 attackers, 3 defenders) may take up positions on the key markings around the restricted area. No other player may touch the ball until it touches the ring.



We train all year round with exception of 2 weeks break at Christmas.

At Morley Leisure Centre LS27 9JP

Tuesdays 7pm-8pm   Basketball 

Tuesdays   8pm-10pm Wheelchair Rugby League


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