Paralympian launches disabled football scheme by Cambridgeshire FA
Paralympian Dan Gordon will launch Cambridgeshire FA’s new programme aimed at getting disabled people into football.
The former Cambridge cyclist, who represented Great Britain in Athens in 2004, is attending the first session of the ParAbility Football Project at Chesterton Sports Centre tomorrow.
This inaugural session, which takes place from 7pm to 8pm, is aimed at adults with mental health problems.
Other sessions for disabled youngsters aged 12 to 16 are being held at Chesterton Sports Centre and Witchford Village College on Saturday from 9.30am to 10.30am.
A session for youngsters with cerebral palsy is being held by Cambridge United Youth & Community Trust at Impington Village College on Saturday from 11am to noon.
Cambs FA disability football development officer Rob Reeve said: “We’re delighted to have received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the FA to develop the disability football programme in Cambridgeshire.
“Primarily the aim of the ParAbility Football Awareness Week is to showcase these new fantastic opportunities available to disabled people in the county, not just in participation, but in workforce and voluntary openings as well.”
Anyone interested in any of the sessions can turn up on the day with their boots or trainers, but for more information call 01223 209038 or email Robert.Reeve@CambridgeshireFA.com
From Cambridge News