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COMMUNITY: Wembley National Stadium Trust supports Disability Football Teams

1 August 2017

The Wembley National Stadium Trust project has been supporting the Sky Blues in the Community Adult Ability Counts Football Teams throughout the 2016/17 season, seeing both teams entering the Birmingham Ability Counts League (BACL), hosted at Moseley Rugby Club.

The project supported two SBitC Adult Ability Count Teams – one entering the BACL Premier Elite League and the other team entering the BACL Championship. The season saw the Premier Elite team finish second which was a great achievement, with the Championship going one better and winning the league.

With the season ending, both teams will be shortly going on an end of season break and will be starting back for the new season on Tuesday 29th August 2017, 6:00–7:00pm at Moat House Leisure Centre in Coventry.

More recently, the Wembley National Stadium Trust Project has supported the creation of a Under 17’s Football Team which will enter next season playing in the BACL Junior League hosted at Villa Park’s Academy Building. Training starts for the Under 17’s team on Tuesday 26th August 2017 at Moat House Leisure Centre in Coventry and all players with a physical or mental disability are welcome.

In addition, the SBitC/Wembley National Stadium Trust project will be supporting the affiliation to the Birmingham County FA of the Down Syndrome Football team, who train on a Monday evening, 5.30–6.30pm at Hereward College. This will see the team entering various regional and national tournaments over the coming months, giving young people more opportunity to play regular competitive Football.

If you would like any further information about Sky Blues in the Community disability focused work or getting involved in any of the teams above, please contact Inclusion Coordinator Sam Flatley via telephone: 024 7678 6313 or email:

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