Leeds City Council has been recognised for its comprehensive disabled sports programme with a top regional accolade. As part of the annual Disability Sport Yorkshire Awards which were held this month at Elland Road, the council claimed the Aspire-Igen ‘Outstanding Local Authority’ of the year award for its continued commitment to disabled sport.

In Leeds, opportunities are available for people of all ages and impairment groups to enjoy and take part in a wide range of sports, including football, athletics, bowling, swimming, cricket, cycling, golf, and horse riding.

Cllr Lisa Mulherin - Leeds Council lead on Health, Wellbeing and Adults
Cllr Lisa Mulherin – Leeds Council lead on Health, Wellbeing and Adults

The Disability Sport Yorkshire Awards celebrate the sporting achievements of disabled people from across Yorkshire. Disability Sport Yorkshire received a record number of nominations from all over the region this year, recognising in 12 categories, those sports people, groups, organisations and schools who have made a massive contribution to disability sport during the past year.

Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council’s executive member for health, wellbeing and adults, was delighted:
“We are proud to have a dedicated team at Leeds City Council who are working extremely hard to offer a wide ranging and comprehensive disabled sports programme. It is fantastic therefore that our efforts as a council to increase awareness and participation in disabled sport, has resulted in an ‘Outstanding Local Authority’ of the year award by Disability Sport Yorkshire.”

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