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COMMUNITY: Sky Blues Adult Ability Counts Football Team end season on high with Open Cup final appearance

17 June 2019

The Sky Blues Adult Ability Counts Football Team has continued this season to engage over twenty adult players with a learning or/and physical disability to play Football.

With funding support from the Wembley National Stadium Trust (WNST) and English Football League Trust (EFLT) through the Every Player Counts Project.

Having represented the Sky Blues in the Sandwell Inclusion League over the season 2018–19, the team done very well to finish 3rd in the league. The team played games against the likes of Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke as well as other grassroot Football clubs.

More recently, the team took part in the Open Cup organised through the Sandwell Inclusion League and done extremely well to reach the final – narrowly losing out 2 -1 to Redditch Utd. It was a great day for all the team and represented Coventry City Football Club and Sky Blues in the Community in a great manner.

After another fantastic season, the team continues to train and play Football on a Tuesday evening, 6–7pm at the Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, with sessions open to anyone aged over 16, male or female and the team always looking for new players.

The session costs £3 per session and this pays for fully qualified FA coaches to deliver high quality sessions.

Sky Blues in the Community’s Inclusion Coordinator, Sam Flatley said “It has been a fantastic season for the Sky Blues Adult Ability Counts Football Team, representing Coventry City Football Club and the community in great fashion in the Sandwell Inclusion League this season.

"The Open Cup was also a great occasion for the team, and they done very well to get too the final, with a narrow loss.  I and the team look forward to welcoming new players in the coming months to help have another fantastic season in 2019 – 2020.”

If you would like more information about the Sky Blues Adult Ability Counts Football Team and opportunities, please contact Inclusion Coordinator, Sam Flatley, via email: or telephone: 024 7678 6313.

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