Disabled youngsters across Kirklees invited to new initiative
Disabled young people across Kirklees are being invited to take part in the Huddersfield Town Ability Counts Football Programme, which is funded by Kirklees Council and delivered by Huddersfield Town’s ‘Football in the Community’ coaches, through the Huddersfield Community Trust.
The aim of the programme is to enable players to develop their football skills in a non-competitive environment. When players feel confident in their ability they will have the opportunity to progress to represent Huddersfield Town in the junior division of the West Riding County Football Association Ability Counts League.
The programme will launch on Sunday 20 January at 3pm and will run on subsequent Sundays from 3 until 4pm. Sessions will take place at The Zone, off St. Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield. Parents can stay on site and make use of the facilities which include a café there is also a free play gym for brothers and sisters who are not taking part in the football programme.
Any young people taking part in the programme on a regular basis will also have an opportunity to attend stadium tours.
Darren Tordoff, Inclusion officer for Kirklees Council’s disabled children team said: “This exciting new club gives children who enjoy playing football the opportunity to be coached by professionals who have experience of supporting players with additional needs.”
Rob Day, Community Development Officer for Huddersfield Community Trust, added:
“Football is a sport for everyone to enjoy, which is why the football club is such a big supporter of the ‘One Game, One Community’ campaign.
“As such, we’re delighted Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Community Trust can play a part in introducing disabled young people across Kirklees to the sport through this new programme.”
Parents or young people who are interested should contact James Doyle on 07540 127683.