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Disability

To see all the disability sport sessions currently provided please see the list at the bottom of this page.

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.

We also deliver football sessions to classes in special schools around Cambridgeshire, which is a natural offshoot of our School Sport programme. These are all 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 communitytrust@cambridge-united.co.uk for more information on any of these opportunities, or to explore how you or your company could help support our work, please contact Ben Szreter, CEO Cambridge United Community Trust at ben.szreter@cambridge-united.co.uk

See the video below to hear from some of our regular participants

Costs:

Each disability football session is free to attend for each participants first two weeks and then the cost is £3 per participant per session.

Disability Football Festival

In July 2018, Cambridge United Community Trust worked in partnership with Histon Hornets Football club to hold our annual Disability Football Festival for school age children. The festival took place alongside the Histon Hornets football tournament Impington Village College. Young people had the opportunity to engage in fun football sessions designed to meet the needs of every level of participant and to take part in matches.

Award-Winning Programmes

Cambridge United Community Trust is thrilled to have won 2 awards from Cambridgeshire FA in their annual Grassroots Football Awards. Our Disability Sport programme picked up the Community Project award, and Phil Mullen, CUCT's Disability Sport Officer, won Coach of the Year.

When asked about his success, Phil Mullen said:

“I am very proud to be part of the team that runs Cambridge United Community trust's disability sport programme which has been named Cambridgeshire FA Grassroots Community Project of the Year. Over the past few years I have seen the disability football sessions go from strength to strength. From offering two sessions, one for Cerebral Palsy players and one for Down's Syndrome players when we first started , this has now increased to 11 separate impairment specific sessions per week including. Amputee, Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Learning disabilities, Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf /hearing impaired, powerchair, manual wheelchair & frame users.

We also now have an annual disability football festival, hosted by Histon Hornets FC. I look forward to building on this success and growing the disability sport provision even more in the future.

I am truly honoured & humbled at being named Cambridgeshire FA Grassroots Football Coach of the Year. I get my reward at every session I coach, when I see lots of smiling faces and hear lots of giggles from people having fun, this award is the icing on the cake. I would like to thank all of my players for being amazing and great fun to coach and all the parents and carers who give their time to bring players to sessions, you are my heroes.

I would like to thank Cambridge United Community Trust who have helped and supported me to achieve my goal of providing fun football sessions for all.”

For more information on any of these sessions please contact Phil Mullen at phil.mullen@cambridge-united.co.uk

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