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Yorkshire Cricket Board

The Yorkshire Cricket Board promotes and develops amateur cricket across the County. We work with a range of statutory and voluntary agency partners in developing the amateur game, with our development remit covering women and girls cricket; cricket for people with a disability or visual impairment; Black & Minority Ethnic cricket; and support to clubs, cricket leagues, volunteers and schools to promote wider participation in the game at both a junior and senior level.

Yorkshire Cyclo-cross Association

Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association
For more information please look on our website.

Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

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To promote the sport of sailing and windsurfing. 300 acres of water available. Cruising and racing sailors, windsurfers and day visitors all welcome. Day visitors fee-�10.00/�15.00 (subject to review) only when there is official sailing (Saturday/Sunday). No boat hire available. Groups welcome by arrangement. Membership available to all. Open all year round at Grimwith Reservoir, near Pateley Bridge on Saturdays from 12.00hrs, Sunday from 11.00hrs, and Wednesdays from 18.30hrs (BST only). A new clubhouse is now available providing excellent facilities.

Yorkshire Dance Centre

Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. We do so by raising standards, increasing knowledge and understanding and fostering creativity and innovation.
We create opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance that is rooted in their creativity, in their lives and in their communities, with the power to transform and inspire.
We create opportunities for emerging and established artists and practitioners to research, create and present new contemporary work on the small scale, and in communities, developing their skills, expertise and networks.
We create opportunities for people to experience dance by working with partners in local authorities and the arts, in health and in sport, building a region-wide infrastructure for dance development.
We offer dance classes, courses and workshops in everything from Ballet to Bollywood (these include sessions for children and over 50's). Yorkshire Dance also provides high quality dance performance at a wide range of venues accross Yorkshire. We look forward to hearing from you.
Admin: 0113 243 9867; Box Office 0113 243 8765.

Yorkshire Dialect Society

Encourages the study, writing and recording of dialect. Free to members are two annual publications about dialect. Arranges several meetings each year in various parts of the old county, publishes a wide range of dialect literature, audio tapes and CD's Dialect enquiries require a S.A.E. Open to anyone interested in the study and research of the Yorkshire dialects and/or reading or writing dialect prose and poetry. All enquiries, including media, to Publicity/Information Officer. AGM April. Approx 500 members. Group aimed at: 16+

Yorkshire Dragonfly Group

Find out about dragonflies, how to identify them, where to see them and information on their study and conservation in Yorkshire. Members are able to attend two indoor, several outdoor meetings and receive a publication each year for a nominal fee.
For more information on dragonflies and membership please visit the website.

Yorkshire Enduro Club

Organisation of and competing in `Enduro' type off road motorcycle sport and trail riding. Membership open to all. Meet at the Valley Inn, 68 Whitehall Road, Drighlington, BD11 1NB on the first Monday of the month at 9.00pm.(Where the first Monday is a Bank Holiday, meet on the second Monday). AGM December. Approx 300 members.

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is part of one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK dedicated to young people who have a love for agriculture and rural life.
Led by young people for young people, our Young Farmers' Clubs provide their members aged 10-26 with a unique opportunity to develop skills, work with their local communities, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.

Yorkshire Foreign Bird Society

To promote the breeding, keeping and exhibiting of all foreign birds. Membership open. Meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 8.00pm.
(Please phone secretary to confirm where meeting will be held.)
Open show 1st Sunday in October - please phone secretary for more information. AGM December. Approx 30 members.

Yorkshire Geological Society

To extend the knowledge of the science of Geology and to promote and record the results of geological research with particular emphasis on the North of England. Founded in 1837. Membership is by Application to the Membership Secretary. Around a dozen meetings held a year, including summer field meetings plus a wide programme of special activities with associated local societies and groups for Yorkshire Geology Month in May/June of each year. Meetings are held across the region served, from Northumberland to Nottinghamshire, including Leeds, Hull, York and Scarborough. We publish both popular field guides and half yearly proceedings. AGM and President's Address is held in December. Approx 600 members.

Yorkshire Housing: Help at Hand Services

Yorkshire Housing is now able to extend some of its services which support older and vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes, to the Leeds and Bradford areas.
Our services are very flexible and are centred around an individual's needs, whether that be just someone to provide a befriending service to reduce social isolation or some assistance with basic household chores that have just become a little bit too difficult.
Our leaflets explain the services in a bit more detail:
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Yorkshire Keep Fit Association

We are a Regional Body with branches in Bradford,Harrogate,Huddersfield,Halifax,Leeds,Mid-West Yorkshire,Scarborough and Sheffield. Our National Body is based in London Tel: 020 8692 9566

Yorkshire Mammal Group

YMG promotes the scientific study of mammals and encourages a wider public interest in mammals and mammal conservation particularly in Yorkshire. We have regular guest lectures and organise fieldwork. Membership open to anyone interested in mammals and conservation.
Please see website for further information.

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

Yorkshire MESMAC: Older and Bolder

A social support group for Gay and Bisexual men and men who have sex with men over 55. Meets at The Equity Centre in Bradford on alternate Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. A varied programme of activities including; workshops, external speakers, group activities, peer support.

Yorkshire Robin Hood Society

To promote historical research into Robin Hood's Yorkshire connections, to encourage tourism to visit Robin Hood's grave and gatehouse in Kirklees, which are not open to the public yet. To investigate the supernatural phenomena surrounding the site.Incorporating Gravewatch and British Parapsychological Research Centre. Talks given.

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

Support and information on dyslexia for anyone who has concerns about the condition. Membership by application. Meeting places vary, please contact secretary for details. AGM June-July. Approx 80 members.

Yorkshire Rowing Council

Governing body for rowing in Yorkshire affiliated to the Amateur Rowing Association. General enquiries from interested parties about rowing venues/clubs within the Yorkshire region are answered and contact details provided.

Yorkshire Rugby Football Union

Rugby Union administration throughout Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society

Primarily to organise major expeditions overseas and UK for pupils at school or college in Yorkshire aged 15 - 19 years. The society is a registered educational charity. Membership by application and when accepted as an expedition member. Committee meetings are held at the Society's office at Calder Grove on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm AGM October

Yorkshire Small Bore Rifle and Pistol Association

Organisation of Small Bore Rifle/Air Rifle/Air Pistol target shooting within Yorkshire. Contact point for details of clubs operating throughout Yorkshire. Liaison with the National Small Bore Rifle Association. Selection of members of teams to represent county in national competitions. Provision of elite training squad for shooters. To provide competition for .22 Rifle and .177 Air Rifle and Pistol Clubs Membership by application. Bradford Pistol Sec: To be advised Brighouse Rifle Club: S Hepworth, 9 West Royd Ave, Mirfield, WF14 9JY, Tel 01924 496399 Bradford Central Sec: C Dewhirst, 43 Ascot Avenue, Bradford BD7 4PA, Tel 01274 501771. Baildon Rifle: D Wallwork, 4, Henley Close, Rawdon, Leeds Tel 01132 500814 Meet at Ionians Rugby Football Club, Brantingham Park, Elloughton, Hull.

Yorkshire Society

Founded in 1980 with the aim of encouraging Yorkshire people and Yorkshire businesses to promote the county, its achievement, its attraction and its heritage. Membership by application. Individuals �19.95. Companies �195. Charities �50 AGM Sept. Individual and company members. Branches overseas

Yorkshire Subterranean Society

To introduce newcomers safely into caving/potholing. We have our own fully equipped bunkhouse. Membership by application (approx 150 members). Monthly newsheet by email. Equipment provided. AGM December. The committee meets at the bunkhouse twice monthly.
Rope training facilities and conference facilities at bunkhouse. Training events are organised for newcomers. "Try Caving" events held every year.
Annual foreign expeditions and also weekend events in UK caving regions.

Yorkshire Swiss Club

President Mrs E Wardill,'Watermeadow',Newton-on-Ouse Tel 01347 848473.Aims to maintain amongst the Swiss in Yorkshire and Friends of Switzerland, a spirit of friendship and solidarity and a consciousness of our individual responsibility for upholding our high traditions. Meetings held at regular intervals at various venues in Yorkshire with cultural as well as social opportunities. Joint activities to be arranged with other Swiss Societies whenever possible. Membership by application. Approx 50 members. AGM held during the first quarter of the year.

Yorkshire Terriers FC

Yorkshire Terriers were one of the first gay-friendly teams to be founded in the UK, back in 1997 and were a founder member of the GFSN National League at the start of the 2002/3 season.
Since then, we've won the league, national cup, numerous small-sided competitions and have been a fixture in the top flight as the GFSN League has expanded over the years.
We also host the annual five-a-side Yorkshire Tournament which is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the GFSN calendar.
The club's not just about on-field success though as with many clubs like ours in the UK and around the world, we offer gay, bi and gay-friendly people the opportunity to play the game they love in a non-discriminatory atmosphere, meet new people and travel around the country and the globe playing football.
For more information please contact us via website.

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