The Leeds LGBT+ Sport Festival Raised £804.44 towards Dance Action Zone Leeds - DAZL! 🏳️‍🌈

The Leeds LGBT+ Sport Festival Raised £804.44 towards Dance Action Zone Leeds - DAZL! 🏳️‍🌈


The Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival was the first and only LGBT+ sporting festival to coincide with Leeds Pride this year.

Made up of a team or trainers and activity organisers, they organised a number of events throughout the Leeds area over the course of 9 days!

Events that took place:

5 a side football Tournament

5k Dog Walk with danny Silk PT

Streetdance with DAZL

Bike ride to Bingley with Danny Silk PT

Quidittch training with Leeds Griffins

Body Combat with Virgin Active/ Matthias Rieger

Group Training with Claire Senior PT

Hills have Gays and Outdoor lads hike in Hebden Bridge

Aerial Yoga with Sam and Paddy

Spin class at Virgin Active

Group training (Abs) with Danny Silk PT

HIIT session with Firehouse Fitness

Kickboxing with Steve Frost

80's fitness dance at Armley leisure centre

Badminton with Bad Mittens

Canal Run with Leeds Frontrunners

Trampolining Cardio workout with Oxygen Free jumping

Kickboxing with Steve Frost

HIIT session with Firehouse training

Table Tennis with Danny Silk PT and Table Tennis England

Pride 5k Park run with Leeds frontrunners

Yoga with Helena Byles and We are Wellness

Rugby Training with Leeds Hunters

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The final figure raised for the chosen organisation Dance Action Zone Leeds – DAZL was £806.44 which is just fantastic news!

DAZL are an organisation who are a not for profit dance and health charity and limited company. They use community development principles and practice along with high quality dance to deliver health outputs. The organisation relies solely on grant income as well as a discreet level of social enterprise in order to insure they can continue to work towards their charitable aims.

DAZL starts where children and young people are at and responding to the need of the local community. By offering fun, relevant and accessible dance opportunities, their primary aim is to improve health and wellbeing for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people age 3-25 years in Leeds.

Organiser Danny Silk commented on the festival and said:

"Firstly i would like to thank everyone involved in this event. I am humbled by the passion and drive behind certain individuals and organisations. Starting this event I had lots of support from friends and family but there was also a few that seemed to be against the event and not want this to succeed. We as a community have proved that we want equality and want inclusive events, we all stood up against these cliques and proved that Leeds was the right choice to launch this event".

Congratulations and a massive well done to all of the organisers, instructors, attendees and community members who helped make this a success. Who knows? We might see another one taking place again for Leeds Pride 2018!


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