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COMMUNITY: SBitC launch Year Two of Powerchair Football Programme!

Project started in September 2016 to support disability football...

1 November 2017

Sky Blues in the Community have launched Year Two of Powerchair Football Programme!

With funding received from the Wembley National Stadium Trust and the support of the English Football League Trust, Sky Blues in the Community’s “Every Player Counts” project started in September 2016 to support disability football.

The Every Player Counts project supports the aim of the Sky Blues and EFL Trust’s aim of increasing sports participation for all. Within Sky Blues in the Community’s first year (2016-17) over 500 children, young people and adults were engaged in football activities.

The project has seen the creation of two Adult pan-disability teams, one U17 and U15 pan-disability team, one Down’s Syndrome team – supported by further funding from CSW Sport. Through Every Player Counts, the project has also seen the continuation of school provision opportunities - including hosting local monthly tournaments for Primary and Secondary Schools in partnership with SEND Active.

The beginning of October 2017 has seen the Every Player Counts project restart the delivery of a Power Chair Football programme in partnership with Hereward College.

Powerchair football is a unique sport that provides opportunities for people with a high level of impairment to access the game of football.

The game is for anyone who uses a powered wheelchair or those who have limited movement in a manual wheelchair.

The unique nature of powerchair football allows all ages, disabilities and both genders to compete together. The Sky Blues sessions currently run every Thursday afternoon and have so far engaged 12 students who attend and reside at Hereward College.

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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