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Town's Keep it Up Campaign to keep on going

Huddersfield Town's fundraising partnership with Yorkshire Air Ambulance is to continue for another three years.

It was launched back in 2009 to help raise money for the charity and at the same time generate funds for Huddersfield Town’s Youth Academy,

It was announced this year that the campaign had raised more than £1 million through a series of charity cycle rides covering hundreds of miles across the UK.

The most recent ride saw nearly 300 cyclists embark on the ‘Chapman Trail’ cycling the 250 miles back to Huddersfield’s John Smith Stadium from Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London.

Over the five ‘Pedal for Pounds’ rides, 635 different cyclists have taken part, covering a total of 1,250 miles and raising in excess of £700,000 to the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign.

We are absolutely delighted that HTAFC is looking to continue our partnership for at least another three years. When we launched the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign five years ago none of us quite knew just how successful it was going to be – so to be extending that to at least eight years is phenomenal. HTAFC staff and fans have very much become part of the YAA family over the years and we are looking forward to seeing what the next three years bring.

– Paul Gowland, YAA Director of Fundraising


Leeds Rhinos captain to miss next two games

Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield will miss the next two games after being sent off for a headbutt in Thursday's draw with Castleford.

He had been facing a maximum three game ban after being charged with a Grade C offence, but submitted an Early Guilty Plea to the Rugby Football League.

It means although he will miss the games against Salford and Bradford he WILL be available for next month's Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington.

York hosts first ever event celebrating sports for disabled people

York City Council is to host its first ever celebration of sports for people with disabilities. The week long event is being put on to meet the growing take-up of sport and opportunities for disabled people in the town. It will take place from Monday August 4, 2014 to Sunday August 10, 2014.

"From April 2013 to March 2014, 1,036 disabled people in York experienced a new sport or physical activity across all impairment groups. During the week many clubs will be opening their doors to their fun activities so even more people can try them free, as well as meet and make new friends. "

– Councillor Sonja Crisp, York City Council

Sports available include :

  • wheelchair basketball
  • boccia
  • football
  • cycling
  • new age kurling
  • goalball
  • swimming
  • indoor climbing
  • athletics
  • sitting volleyball
  • dance
  • tennis


Bradford Bulls have relegation confirmed

Bradford's relegation from Super League was all but confirmed when they suffered a sixth straight defeat in a scrappy, high-scoring derby at Huddersfield.

A 52-26 loss at the John Smith's Stadium leaves the Bulls 13 points from safety with just six matches left and effectively ends their 40-year stay in the top flight of rugby league.

Bradford Bulls flag
Bradford Bulls are relegated Credit: PA

Video: Thousands turn out for Leeds 10K

Crowds have lined the streets to show support for those taking part in this year's Leeds 10K. Ten thousand runners, some more serious than others, hit the streets of the city centre this morning for the race which is part of the Jane Tomlinson Run for All series. Among them was Leeds-born Harry Potter actor, Matthew Lewis who set the runners off in bright sunshine.

On their marks for Leeds Run For All

Runners in the Leeds Run For All
Runners in the Leeds 10K run For All Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of runners are on their marks and all set to take part in one of the North's top charity runs. Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part in the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K - the flagship 10K event of organisers Jane Tomlinson's Run For All - today. It begins near the Grand Arcade in Vicar Lane.

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