29 Oct 2015
Disability Sport opportunities
Cambridge United does an excellent job of providing opportunities for thousands of young people to play sport every week. However, there are some groups that require a little more expertise; this is where our Community Trust is so important. One of these groups are those with disabilities. Cambridge United Community Trust has run football sessions for those with cerebral palsy and Down's syndrome for over a year, but we recognise that this is scratching the surface, and that there is a lot more to be done.
The first step in this process has been to appoint Phil Mullen as our Disability Officer. He will now be the lead for all of our Disability Sport, and we hope that this will soon become a full-time role. Over the next few months, he will begin to introduce new sessions into our disability programme. This will begin on 17 November 2015, with a new weekly Tuesday evening futsal session for those with hearing impairment to be run at Impington Village College.
To follow this, we will have a taster weekend for Powerchair Football at the same venue on the weekend of 28 and 29 November 2015. This is being delivered in partnership with the Wheelchair FA, and will introduce both potential coaches and players to the sport with the longer-term aim of starting a regular session. For further information, view our Coaching Powerchair Football Course flyer and our Cambridge Powerchair Football Festival flyer.
We will also begin to deliver football sessions to classes in special schools around Cambridgeshire, which is a natural offshoot of our School Sport programme, and have plans to start a football session for blind and visually impaired players in 2016. These will all be significant steps towards our goal of being able to provide the opportunity to play sport to every person in Cambridgeshire, regardless of age, gender, ability or any other characteristic.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of these opportunities.
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