Disability Football programme opens

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Belper Town Football club have announced the launch of their Disability Football Programme.

The initiative will form part of the Derbyshire Inclusive Football Clubs programme. The Inclusive Clubs programme 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. The aim is to create activities for young people with disabilities no more than 30 minutes travel time from where they live.

Belper will 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, all within a fun and safe environment.

At a recent home game, Belper Town FC welcomed a number of key figures who have contributed to the establishment of Belper Town Football Club as one of the Derbyshire Inclusive Clubs.

These included Nick Mirfin from the Derbyshire Community Foundation who generously provided grant aid of £2,500 to establish the Disability Football Centre in Belper; Belper Town Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mark Robertson, James Cook, Disability Sport Officer from Derbyshire Sport and England Disability Football International player, Ryan Taylor were also in attendance along with Rob Willis, one of the Club’s community coaches who has been recruited by Belper Town Football Club to manage the Belper Disability Football Centre.