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23 May 2013

Community coaches visit Lydgate School

Huddersfield Town’s Football in the Community coaches have provided tailored coaching sessions to pupils at Lydgate School in New Mill during a four week programme. 

For the past three weeks, Town’s community coaches have adapted their sessions to suit the special needs of the pupils at the school, which caters for children with complex learning difficulties. 

As with all special needs children, each child is coping with a unique set of difficulties, some physical, some mental. Downes Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, Williams Syndrome (a neurodevelopmental disorder) and mobility problems are just some of the challenges facing these children.

The final coaching session of the four week programme will take place on Thursday and Community Development Officer Rob Day commented:

“Lydgate School prides itself on the strong progress its pupils make, not only academically, but also physical, social and personal and I hope our sessions have helped their pupils to achieve their goals.

“Our coaches have had to adapt their sessions to meet the special needs of the pupils and it’s been thoroughly enjoyable.

“I hope we can continue to work with Lydgate School over the coming months and years.”

To get your school involved with Huddersfield Town, please contact Schools Coordinator Rachel Taylor via or call 01484 484113

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