Active Events

Disability Sports Yorkshire, Junior Athletics Finals @ the John Charles Stadium, Hunslet, W Yorkshire.

Disability Sports Yorkshire, Junior Athletics Finals
@ the John Charles Stadium, Hunslet, W Yorkshire.

Active Events Programme

Our Active Events Programme is only possible through commercial sponsorship. Previous sponsors have included Npower, Action for Employment and Wooden Spoon whose generous contributions have enabled us generate match funding from other sources.

The annual Active Events Programme covers 10 sports encompasses over 27 events including participation and coaching days involving over 100 Yorkshire schools, colleges and clubs. We recruit and train students from 12 colleges and universities, who along with volunteers from companies such as Npower, Coca Cola and the Co-operative help deliver the programme. Year on year we have increased the numbers of participant places in the Active Events programme to 5,500; 1,800 of whom are participating in sports that feature in the Paralympics. Individual graduates from our programmes have been successful at both junior and senior level, by being included in regional and national squads. Many prominent athletes from DSY programmes, such as Hannah Cockcroft, Danielle Brown and Brittany Stead now compete at national, international and Paralympic level.