21 Mar 2019

More over 50s activities

Since we last updated you, there have been even more activities going on! We’ve facilitated and delivered 2 more walking football sessions, a yoga session with the Bramley Elderly Action Stroke Group, a meditation session with Different Strokes, an indoor bowls session with OWLS Lads Lunch, and table tennis and walking football sessions with some of […]

20 Mar 2019

Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber Breakfast Meeting

I had a great time down at the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber Breakfast Meeting this morning! Thanks to an informative talk from Hannah Roden from Leeds City Council I now have a better understanding of open data, and of Data Mill North specifically. I’m confident that Your Back Yard will now be able […]

18 Mar 2019

FREE Guided Walk in Bramley

Hi everyone! We’re running a free guided walk in Bramley this Saturday, the 23rd March. We’ll be meeting in the car park by Bramley Fall Park at 10:30am. Anyone is welcome, so it would be great to see you there! This is the link to the Facebook event, so click going and invite your friends along: https://www.facebook.com/events/774664809570633/ […]

18 Mar 2019

IWUN Seminar on green space interventions to promote wellbeing in Sheffield

On the 12th March, I attended a seminar on ‘Reweaving the frayed fabric: green space interventions to promote wellbeing in Sheffield’, led by the ‘Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature’ (IWUN) Project. The seminar was presented by Dr Julian Dobson, and Dr Nicola Dempsey from the IWUN Project, at the University of Sheffield’s Interdisciplinary Centre of the […]

26 Feb 2019

Greenmoor Big Local Project

Tony Mullin from Your Back Yard, and Rob Billson from New Routes, have been working together on a Big Local project,with the view to increase and improve activity provision in the Scholemoor and Lidgett Green (‘Greenmoor’) area of Bradford. The main aims of the current feasibility study are to: Identify a building, or space within a […]

21 Feb 2019

Tai Chi with the Catch Up Club

It was great to see everyone at the Cricket Foundation’s Catch Up Club getting involved in Tai Chi at today’s session! They all seemed to really enjoy it, and the feedback was great. Here is a short video to demonstrate what they got up to:  

21 Feb 2019

Full-body workout with the Armley Mosque Ladies!

The ladies from Armley Mosque loved doing a full-body workout with Denise on the 6th February! Dancing along to a 70s playlist, they squatted, star jumped and sidestepped their way to fitness.

20 Feb 2019

Mini Walking Football Tournament at Kirkstall Leisure Centre

On Friday the 8th February, we ran a mini-walking tournament at Kirkstall Leisure Centre. So many people turned up that we had to split them into 3 teams, having originally planned on doing a Headingley vs. Bramley Match! The red team were made up of a mix of Bramley and Headingley lads, as were the […]

6 Feb 2019

Bramley vs. Headingley Walking Football Derby

Don’t miss the Leeds derby walking football match happening THIS FRIDAY the 8th February! Bramley vs. Headingley at Kirsktall Leisure Centre from 3-4pm. Anyone is welcome, we can assign you a team, and it’s absolutely FREE. We’d love to see you there, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

31 Jan 2019

Over 50s healthy-living activities update: our progress so far, and future funding opportunities

We’ve been busy running a variety of healthy-living activities for inactive over 50s in the Leeds area over the past few months, free to participants thanks to Sport England funding. As the project is nearing its end, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on what we’ve achieved. So far, we’ve run […]