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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 



Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Sports Club are delighted and excited to annouce after 16 months with Covid restrictions in place, we are back from 3rd August.

New day new time Tuesday will be our new training day 7:00pm - 8:30pm. at Morley Leisure Centre.

We are open to old faces and new we are looking at the possibility of Registering with BWB for a Div 3 team or UKWB Step League. so watch this space.

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.

Rioready Training

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/#

Like us and get all the notifications of live streams.

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.







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.



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 


Thank You

Jimbos presentation 

SPIDER-Y thanks long-term supporters!




Hannah Cockroft Patron SPIDER-Y

AFTER breaking seven world records in eight days during 2010, Hannah Cockroft probably thought she’d had her fair share of wheelchair racing  success.hannah cockroft

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.hannah on track

“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 

Career highlights

2012 London Paralympics

T34 100m - Gold Medal and Paralympic Record  GOLD

Golden delight for Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain

Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning gold in the women's 100m - T34, the first gold in Athletics for the Host Nation.
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T34 200m - Gold Medal and Paralympic Record   GOLD

Gold medallist Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain waves from the podium

Gold medallist Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain waves from the podium during the Victory Ceremony for the women's 200m - T34 Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
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2011 IPC World Athletics Championships, Christchurch
Gold Medals
T34 200m
T34 100m

World Record Holder
100m 18.68
200m 33.47
400m 1.03.97
800m 2.04.84


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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