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
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!