Disability football initiative launched in north Wales
A brand-new disability football initiative is being offered in north Wales which will give those 16 and over an opportunity to hone their skills.
A series of football training sessions held at Gwynedd Council’s Arfon Leisure Centre in Caernarfon are getting underway. The sessions which will be supervised by qualified football coaches will be open to all abilities.
Gwynedd Council’s Disability Sport Wales Development Officer, Marcus Politis, said: “There is currently just one recognised disability football initiative in Gwynedd which is based in Y Bala, and we hope this new initiative can be a significant development.
We have held a few taster sessions before Christmas and we expect there to be enough interest to make this an ongoing weekly activity.
“As a Council, our aim is to offer a range of different sporting activities for people with disabilities. We hope that this new footballing initiative will prove popular with people across the area, and would encourage those interested in joining the sessions to come along.”
The weekly sessions will be held at the Arfon Leisure Centre in Caernarfon and are open to those 16 and over. The football sessions are held from 11am to midday. Each session costs £2.60. To register contact Jane Eade of Gwynedd Council on 01758 704010.
For more information about the new disability football sessions, or for more information about other opportunities to enjoy disability sport in Gwynedd, contact Marcus Politis, Gwynedd Council Disability Sport Wales Development Officer on 01758 704109, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The disability football sessions held at the Arfon Leisure Centre in Caernarfon is supported by Gwynedd Council, Disability Sport Wales and the Welsh Football Trust.