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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.
Congratulations to all our members who have been nominated for the forthcoming
Disability Sport Yorkshire - Annual Awards Dinner
Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds - 24 March 2017
Recognising Achievement in 2016
NOMINEES REPRESENTING SPIDER-Y
Young Achiever – Boy
Individual who has achieved a high standard at club level or in regional competition. Open to boys aged 18 and under at 31 December 2016
- Nathan Collins
Regan Cooper Team of the Year
Open to club, county or regional teams of two or more players who have achieved a notable standard of performance
- Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League
Service to Sport – The President’s Award
Individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of sport, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to raising the profile of sport and disability
Baroness Masham Wheelchair Performer Award
Individual who has achieved significant success in wheelchair sport
- Coral Batey
Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding voluntary contribution to the development of sport for disabled people by an individual, group or organisation
– Andrew Gardner
Sportsman of the Year
A sportsman who has achieved success at local, regional or national level in 2016 – excluding Paralympians, who may be considered in a separate award.
- James Simpson
Paralympian of the Year
A regional athlete who has achieved recognition at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
- Coral Batey
- Hannah Cockcroft
Spider Y have recently setup our very own webstreaming Facebook page SPIDERY SPORTS TV which will feature the remainder of the season Wheelchair Rugby League games for the Leeds Rhinos including the upcoming Challenge Cup Final against Halifax at Huddersfield, the grand Finals in September at Medway Park, and the 4 Nations at the end of September in Rochdale.
With newer features more cameras, fast streaming and also 2 way communication so our followers can keep us posted if they have issues.
We will also feature all Home games at Morley Leisure Centre for Leeds Spiders, and a number of the Premier League away games, we are now looking for sponsors so its a great time to get on board.
we can be found https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012635866535
check out more details about sponsoring oppotunitys. HERE....
Good luck to @leedsrhinoswtrl for the coming Challenge Cup Final on 6th August.
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.
Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club formed 2007 is one of the biggest clubs in the UK boosting several members playing at international level both present and past, we are the only team in the UK to live stream all our home games proffessionaly and we are allready looking to boost this in 2017 with a major blue chip sponsorship deal for our 10th anniversay year.
Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League Club formed 2012 as gone from strength to strength with full backing and support from Super League Club Leeds Rhinos and the Rhinos Foundation, th eclub can now boost a large contingent of England players now and for the future.
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 and community programme where we visit schools and community groups across Leeds to raise awareness about disability sport and other social issues.
Why do we do this!
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
We hold 3 weekly session per week all year round except for a 2 week break at Christmas, all sessions are run by volunteer parents, who coach, help out and organise the full running of the club including fixtures, funding and finances.
Monday Evenings 7pm – 9:30pm Basketball or Rugby (In season)
Wednesday Evenings 7pm 10pm Summer Rugby/Handball Winter Basketball
Thursday Evenings 8pm – 10pm Winter Fitness, Summer Rugby
Alternate Sundays 10am- 12pm Basketball or Rugby (In season)
Training consists of General fundamentals, game play fitness, we also have fun sessions which include new sports such as Lacrosse and Aussie Rules all in wheelchairs.
We play host to up to 16 home games per year for Basketball and 8 Rugby and also travel to same amount of away games/ competitions.
We offer Wheelchair Basketball from 8 years upwards we have 2 seniors team 2 junior teams and a women’s team we offer weekly training sessions and competitive competitions for all 5 teams, our Wheelchair Rugby League team also competes at National level all over the UK.
Full weekly training sessions include for new starters to full team training sessions and game preparation, also National League games and Development festivals in the summer.
We also run come and try it sessions in school holidays and take part in children’s days and a number of Sports open days in Leeds.
SPIDER-Y has always been at the forefront of awareness and inclusion, along with always promoting disability sports in Leeds and Yorkshire, so it is our pleasure to welcome to our ever growing number of supporters, some of our past and present players who represent Great Britain at the highest level in their sport, to become Ambassadors of SPIDER-Y and Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Harry Brown - Great Britain Men's - Player and also GB U23 Captain
Harry played for Spiders in 2012 -2013 season Division One after many years of training with spiders through the Yorkshire juniors training session, also Harrys brothers Jack and Joseph play pivotal roles in the current teams both playing and Coaching.
His mum Nicky is a big part of the Club and the charity and workshard behind the scene's on the committee at SPIDER-Y.
Sophie Carrigill Great Britain Women's Captain
Sophie first came to Spiders in September 2011 and picked up the game straight away with in weeks she joined the team on the annual trip north to Scotland, and there was no looking back Sophie was featured on the One show for Children in Need Special, and within months was selected for GB Women's Taster Camp. Click for more indepth information on Sophie
Its a pleasure and honour for both these players to be involved at such and elite standard and to say there part of the SPIDERS family. Find out more about each Ambassador click on the links to go their very own Page. Watch this space as we add more inspirational members of SPIDER-Y to this Ambassadors Wall.
Harry and Sophie both feature in the great Promotional Video from BWB.
Sport Promoting Inclusion for the Disabled and Equal Rights in Yorkshire.