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