17 Jan 2018
Cambridge United Launches Amputee Football Club
Cambridge United Community Trust (CUCT) has teamed up with Steel Bones UK to launch their very first weekly Amputee Football Training Session starting on 22nd February 7-8pm at Bottisham Village College in Cambridgeshire.
CUCT is the charitable arm of Cambridge United Football Club, which aims to use the brand of Cambridge United and the power of sport to have a positive impact on the local community. The Trust aims to positively impact the lives of individuals in Cambridgeshire, by delivering a number of programmes across the themes of education, health and inclusion.
Funded by Cambridgeshire FA, the aim of the sessions is to provide all amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with restricted use of limbs, with the opportunity to play football. The sessions are open to people of all age groups and abilities.
Hayley Elphee, Disability Officer for Cambridgeshire FA said; “I’m delighted about the new sessions which will provide a great opportunity to participate and enjoy playing football. It’s also a great opportunity for volunteers to get involved and gain experience supporting this exciting new venture.”
Steel Bones UK Founder and Amputee Leigh Joy-Staines says “For us, the partnership between Cambridge United and Steel Bones UK is the perfect fit. Football brings both different individuals and communities together, to work as a team, support and motivate each other. This very notion is what Steel Bones UK has been based on so we can’t wait to share the news with our fellow amputees and their families.”
Health and Inclusion Officer at Cambridge United Community Trust, Andy Farrer says “We are thrilled to be working alongside Steel Bones UK and Cambridgeshire FA to run and promote the amputee football sessions. It is brilliant to be able to provide football opportunities in our local communities across Cambridge and we are excited to see the sessions develop over time”
To find out more about the amputee football or to register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07809 244895.
To find out more about Cambridge United Community Trust visit http://www.cuctrust.co.uk
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