Hull and East Riding’s Disability Sports Awards is Nearly Here

Sports clubs from all over the East Riding will be celebrating the 4th annual Disability Sports Awards and Fundraiser later this month.

This year will be the first time the event, at KCOM Stadium on Friday 19 May, will cover the whole of the Humber area rather than just Hull.

Tickets are nearly sold out which organisers say is down to the growing appreciation of disabled athletes.

Daryl Jones, 27, organiser of the event and founder of Wheelchair Sports Hull, said: “Having a disability myself makes me want to push forward in helping others, I am proud to be able to help raise money for such great causes.

“Like the previous years, we have had huge support from businesses and a growing amount of nominations for each separate award there is 20 awards up for grabs.”

Some of the award categories include Athlete of the Year Award, Club of the Year Award and New Player of the Year Award.

Kizzy Blue Wade, 12, who plays basketball and electric football, won last year’s Young Female Player of the Year Award is among the athletes who are hoping to win again this year.

She said: “I love sports and the fact that it allows me to stay active and make new friends at the same time.”

As well as the award that will be handed out, there will be fundraising activities taking place such as auctions and raffles.

All the money raised from this event will go back into sporting clubs in the area to improve equipment and help with venue costs.

To book remaining tickets email Tickets include a three-course meal, a welcome drink and a disco.

Sponsor, Organisers and all the athletes involved in the event, hope that it will be a huge success and inspire other people to get involved to become a part of something that is life changing.


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