KEIGHLEY Town Council is funding a disability sports club for the third year running.

Town mayor Graham Mitchell went along to the club at University Academy Keighley to present this year’s cheque for £5,000.

He met members of the club, who have learning disabilities, during their weekly session.

The club is one of several sports sessions run every Wednesday at the school, in Beechliffe, by Bradford Disability Sports and Leisure (BDSL).

The club was renamed Keighley Town Council Disability Academy when the funding began in 2012.

The money enabled BDSL to successfully apply for a £150,000 grant from the National Lottery to fund academies in Keighley and Bradford for four years.

Coun Mitchell said: “I am delighted to support this Keighley group of young disabled athletes.

“It gives opportunities to young people to take part in training and competitions, and one of the members. James Crossley is representing Great Britain at The Special Olympics World Games being held in the USA in 2015.”

BDSL spokesman Barry Thorne said: “We are very grateful to The Town Council for their enthusiastic support for these young people from Keighley, who gained medals in 2013 at National Games held in Bath.

Call 07788 995914 or e mail for further information about the club.