Family Fun Day Marks Official Launch

Media Release: 11 February 2015

Family Fun Day Marks Official Launch –

Wakefield-Based Development Centre for Disability Sport

Disability Sport Yorkshire is marking its take over of the Denhale Active Recreation Centre in Wakefield with a family fun day and official launch on Monday 16 February.

Disability Sport Yorkshire (DSY), a registered charity that promotes sport for disabled people, is now running the Denhale ARC and will be involving local people in developing a vibrant and active programme and establishing their new base as a development centre for disability sport for the district.

Attractions will include a number of different sports to try, including table tennis, table-top games, football, rugby, wheelchair basketball, boccia and new-age kurling as well as face painting and a bouncy castle. Wakefield Wildcats will be bringing along their community coaches and Daddy Cool whilst Castleford Tigers and Wooden Spoon will be bringing their mascots to take part in the activities.

The Wakefield Mayor Cllr Sandra Pickin will be in attendance to mark the official opening of DSY at Denhale. Paralympic medallists Kevan Baker OBE and Liz Wright will also be at the event and there will be opportunities for everyone to get involved.

DSY’s Chief Executive Kevan Halliday-Brown says ‘DSY is committed to providing inclusive sport and an increase in opportunities for disabled people to get involved. Our take over at Denhale provides us with a unique opportunity to develop services together with the community as well as a link with others who provide support for disabled people at a local level’.