Leeds sets its sights on hosting major events in the future

Highly renowned for delivering world class events, Leeds is looking to continue this success and reinforce its place on the global stage through bidding for future events such as the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Tour de France if it comes to the UK again in 2026. A report being presented to…

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Yorkshire welcomes Olympic Heroes home

Yorkshire’s Stars of the Olympic and Paralympic Games were given a homecoming to remember at a major arena event. Having made history by representing their country at the Olympics and Paralympics, the athletes were unable to celebrate in front of a crowd at the Games as no spectators were present. But their achievements were…

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Join us for Poppy Run Leeds 2021 at Middleton Park

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Run event is taking place on Saturday 30th October in Leeds, Middleton Park. Choose to run, jog or walk 5km on 30 October – the event is open to all ages and abilities, including four legged friends. The Leeds Poppy Run is £15 to enter and under 18’s…

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Congratulations to triathletes Jonny Brownlee, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Leeds Beckett University student Alex Yee on their wonderful gold medal in the Olympic mixed relay event

Sportsmen are so often denied the perfect ending but Jonny Brownlee was able to bow out in style on the biggest stage of all as he completed the full set of Olympic medals. After the relative disappointment of the individual event, where Brownlee finished fifth, he played a key role in a dominant British…

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Yorkshire puts Team GB on the road to Olympic glory

An Olympic cyclist with strong links to Bradford has been described as a ‘once in a generation’ rider after he stormed to gold at the 2020 Tokyo games. Tom Pidcock won the men’s mountain bike race by 20 seconds to capture Britain’s first ever medal of any colour in the event. The 21-year-old Yorkshireman started…

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Good luck message to all Leeds athletes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Leeds City Council would like to wish all athletes that are from or based in the city, the very best of luck in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Councillor Salma Arif, Leeds City Council’s executive member for public health and active lifestyles said: “Being selected to compete in an Olympic Games is alone a tremendous…

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Leeds parks tennis coaching programme earns prestigious national award

A tennis coaching programme undertaken in communities across Leeds has received a prestigious national accolade. In recognition of the efforts made through the ‘Leeds Parks Community Tennis Programme’ to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and inspire a new generation of adults and children to take up the game after lockdown, the initiative was named as…

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The Rugby League World Cup Nations Trail is coming to Leeds!

Leeds is proud to be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. We can’t wait to welcome the men’s teams from Jamaica and Ireland, and the women’s teams from Brazil, Canada, Papua New Guinea and hosts England for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere…

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AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds routes announced

For the first time all races at AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds will start and finish in Roundhay Park, with all routes reaching the same finish line outside the park’s Mansion House. With a packed weekend of action on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, British Triathlon have released the confirmed routes for all…

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New state-of-the-art gym opens its doors at Middleton Leisure Centre

A new state-of-the-art gym at a popular south Leeds leisure centre has officially opened this month. Equipment on offer at the new gym in Middleton Leisure Centre includes 70 exercise stations, a dedicated free weights area and new personal fitness programmes which includes the offer of a free body composition analysis to users. In…

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Opening hours of Garforth Leisure Centre extended due to demand

The opening hours of a popular outer east Leeds leisure centre have been significantly extended from this week. As part of the new schedule, service users will now be able to use all of the facilities at Garforth Leisure Centre from 6am-10pm on Monday-Friday. Previously, the opening hours at the facility from Monday-Friday were…

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