Calderdale receives top award for disability sports

Disability sports teamCalderdale Council has received an impressive regional accolade for its disability sports programme.

At the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards, the Council received the Outstanding Local Authority Award, recognising the exceptional and inclusive service development and support for disabled young people and adults… read more…

Five-time Paralympic gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft, said of the award:

“I am so pleased that the great work my local Council in Calderdale have been doing to help make sport totally inclusive has been recognised at the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards. Sport changed my life and I hope that many other disabled young people can benefit in the local area through the efforts of the team.”

Young people with disabilities can now take part in sports like football, tennis, swimming, trampolining and dancing, from ages 6 to 19.

For more information about any of the sessions, please contact Calderdale Council’s Disability Sports Development Officer, Debbie Greenwood by email to Debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 341527.

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