Childrens Day Leeds 2013 9th June
A RECORD number of families are expected to attend this year's Leeds Children's Day.
The annual event will be held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium – home of the Leeds Rhinos and Carnegie rugby teams and Yorkshire cricket – on Sunday, June 9.
Around 5,000 people visited last year's Children's Day and organisers are hoping for up to double that number this time.
Guest will include Rhinos and Carnegie players, as well as representatives from Yorkshire cricket and stars of the ITV soap Emmerdale, who will take part in a celebrity cricket match.
Rhinos' England Knights winger Ben Jones-Bishop said: "It's always a great day.
"There will be loads going on and it's a great chance for the three clubs to give something back to the community."
The event was held in Roundhay Park from 1922 to 1963 and revived at Headingley Stadium in 2008.
It is run in partnership by the Leeds Rugby Foundation, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund.
Kym Hammond, fundraising manager of the Leeds Rugby Foundation, said: "It's a great opportunity for families to come and experience a really fun day at the stadium.
"There will be all sort of activities and things people can have a go at, from rugby and cricket activities to pony rides. The Jorvik Viking Centre will be represented, as well as the Eureka children's museum. Admission and all activities are free and Children's Day has become an annual summer highlight in Leeds."
The Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund was set up after the tragic death of Leeds Rhinos fan Garry Chappelow in 2002 to encourage sport at grass roots level throughout the city of Leeds.
Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League team will be in attendance this will be our 3rd Year so looking forward to be showing off our skills and taking on teams from Leeds Rugby Foundation, Leeds Players and Emmerdale Stars, action kicks off at 10:30am in the East Stand of YCC (Long Room Entrance) , with come and try it session , watch intense training sessions, watch games, meet players, main event 12noon Leeds Rhinos WRL V a selection of staff, players and TV stars.
Leeds Spiders Season 2012-2013
Well we started our 5th year with a bang the Paralympics kept us all either busy or on our toes, weather it was the opening ceremony on 29th August, where our very own Harry Brown, surprised us all by bringing out the Paralympic flag.
SPIDER Y a local charity from Leeds has been nominated for the The Community Organisation Award for Disability at The National Diversity Awards.
The ceremony celebrates some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of positive role models and community organisations from across the UK. The awards aim to recognise nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.
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.
The National Diversity Awards 2013 in association with Microsoft will be held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on September 20th.
Britain’s most inspirational people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities who have contributed to creating a more diverse and inclusive society.
Big Brother host Brian Dowling and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell will be hosting this year’s event. The awards have also gained support from a number of celebrities including Stephen Fry, Beverley Knight and Ade Adepitan - and the Likes of Paralympic champion Jody Cundy, and Journalist Amal Fashanu were amongst last year’s attendees. The largest diversity awards ceremony of its kind has generated great sponsors such as the co-operative Group, Sky, The Open University and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Theresa McHenry, of Microsoft UK, said ‘The National Diversity Awards are a wonderful way to recognise the extraordinary contribution of real people to our communities. It’s a delight to be able to support this fantastic celebration of local heroes.’
Amongst last year’s winners was gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who scooped up The Lifetime Achiever Award; Trade Union activist Zita Holbourne who was awarded the positive role Model for Race and The Anthony Walker foundation, a charity established following the tragic murder of its namesake in a racially motivated attack.
The National Diversity Awards received an astonishing amount of nominations for last year’s event.
Paul Sesay, Chief Executive of The National Diversity Awards said, ‘if ever there was a time to celebrate and elevate the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to offer – it is now’
‘I know another fantastic spectacle of role models will be delivered and recognised this year’.
Nominations are now open and close July 19th 2013 - so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved!
Shortlisted nominees will be announced shortly after this date.
To nominate SPIDER Y please visit: www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk
Sunday 7th April 12:30pm at Morley Leisure Centre.
Leeds Rhinos take on Medway Dragons playing at their home court Morley Leisure Centre.
This year played host to a most glamorous night in the Leeds sporting calendar, The Leeds Sports Awards. The star studded event showcased the city’s finest athletes both past and present, as well as paying homage to the outstanding volunteers, coaches and administrators who make our City so unique in the world of sport.
Honoured guests include the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle, Host Tanya Arnold and an array of the city’s finest talent – the Brownlee brothers, Nicola Adams, Hannah Cockroft and James Willstrop to name but a few.
With over 500 attendees the Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road was a vision to behold.
|YOUNG DISABILITY PERFORMER OF THE YEAR||Danielle Bailey||Joshua Gardner|
|DISABILITY SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR||David Stone||Harry Brown|
|DISABILITY SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR||Hannah Cockroft||Claire Cashmore|
SPIDER-Y and Leeds Spiders Wheelchair Basketball would like to congratulate all the winners on the night and also we are very proud of Harry and Josh and also our Patron Hannah an hope 2013 continues on from there successful last 12 months.