Belper Town launches disability football programme

A DISABILITY Football Programme has been launched by Belper Town FC.

The initiative will form part of the Derbyshire Inclusive Football Clubs programme, which is mentored by Derby County in the Community and operates in partnership with the Derbyshire County Football Association.

All sessions are delivered by Charter Standard Club coaches who hold the relevant FA coaching, emergency aid and child protection qualifications.

Its aim is to create activities for young people with disabilities that are no more than 30 minutes travel time from where they live.

All of the clubs provide young players with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the nation’s favourite game and improve their skills, confidence and motivation to move forward within the game.

The sessions take place on Wednesday evenings, between 5pm and 6pm, at the Holbrook Centre for Autism. The first four sessions are free, then it is £3 per person per session.

They start on November 2 and are open to boys and girls aged between six and 16 years. For more information, or to book onto the sessions, ring Sam Turner, of Derby County in the Community, on 07931 996681, Rob Willis, a Belper Town disability coach, on 07807 269696, or Belper Town’s secretary, David Laughlin, on 07768 010604.

For the first ten weeks, the sessions will be operated by a qualified coach from Derby County in the Community, with support from Belper Town coaches, who will take over in the long term.