6 Dec 2018

Indoor Bowls at the John Charles Centre

On the afternoon of the 6th December we ran a free indoor bowls taster session at the John Charles Centre as part of our programme of free healthy living events for over 50s. We played games of 2 vs. 2 for about 2 hours, and everyone seemed to really enjoy it! We all improved, thanks mainly […]

5 Dec 2018

Indoor Bowls

Our FREE indoor bowls session will be running 12-2pm at the John Charles Centre tomorrow (6/12/2018)! No prior bowls knowledge is necessary, and equipment will be hired from the centre, so there’s no need to bring anything other than yourself and a bottle of water. Ring 07970903766 or email contact@yourbackyard.org.uk if you have any questions, […]

29 Nov 2018

Dates and Times for FREE Walking Football Sessions for Over 50s

Here is a list of the dates and times of our upcoming walking football sessions (subject to change, so keep checking back!): Friday 30th November 3-4pm at Kirkstall Leisure Centre Friday 14th December 3-4pm at Kirkstall Leisure Centre Friday 11th January 11-12pm at Headingley Carnegie Stadium Friday 25th January 11-12pm at Headingley Carnegie Stadium Friday […]

26 Nov 2018

Free Yoga at the HEART Centre and Cardigan Centre

These are the final locations for our series of yoga sessions that are FREE to the over 50s! Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions by commenting here, contacting us on Facebook or Twitter, emailing us on contact@yourbackyard.org.uk or by ringing us on 07970903766. All of the sessions take place from […]

19 Nov 2018

Proposal for a programme of summer events in Brackenhill Park

In October 2018 Tony met with the Friends of Brackenhill Park group to discuss the work Your Back Yard did with Wibsey Park in 2017/18, with the view of running similar events in Brackenhill Park next summer. FOBP agreed to show Tony around the park, and he made a few observations: The park has a lot […]

14 Nov 2018

Schedule for the programme of healthy living activities aimed at over 50s in the LS6/West Leeds area

Are you over 50 years old? Are you based in the LS6/West Leeds area? Are you looking to take part in some free healthy living activities? See the pictures below for a copy of our flyer detailing the dates and times of a series of events that is designed to help over 50s keep active! We’d […]

25 Oct 2018

Walking Football with OWLS Lads Lunch

On Friday the 12th October, 12 lads from the OWLS Lads Lunch joined Tony from Your Back Yard and a volunteer from OWLS in a walking football session held at the Carnegie Stadium’s indoor sports hall. The session was part of our ongoing programme of events for over 50s in the LS6 area, which you […]

8 Oct 2018

Over 50s events in the LS6 area

Your Back Yard have recently received small amount of funding from Sport England, which is to be used to fund a series of free taster sessions aimed at over 50s. If the taster sessions are a success, the classes can continue as a more permanent fixture, increasing the level of health and well-being amongst older […]

8 Oct 2018

Ground Source Heat Pumps Project

Your Back Yard, EbTech (an energy company specialising in the development and delivery of renewable energy products) and Kensa (an UK heat pump manufacturer) have been working together to put together a feasibility study into the possibility of using green spaces as a source of renewable energy. This would be done via the installation of […]

25 Sep 2018

About me: an undergraduate student on a placement year with YBY

Hi! My name’s Tori and I’ve just started a placement year with Your Back Yard in Leeds. I study BA Politics and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, and completed my second year of studies last summer. I decided to do a year in industry with Your Back Yard because I’m interested in community led regeneration, […]