The AFC Fylde Community Foundation has been delivering Adult Disability Football to the local community in partnership with Fylde Day Services.
Based in Kirkham, Fylde Day Services encourages vulnerable adults to lead healthy and independent lives, supported by a range of partners based throughout Fylde. Adults who attend the service, receive specialist support and guidance in a caring and welcoming environment.
The Adult Disability Football programme has been created to enable those participating to develop their interpersonal skills and social inclusion. The programme consists of a wide range of football skills and walking football as well as numerous multi-skill activities.
Community Foundation Extended Service Lead, Chris McNally runs the programme and said: “It’s rewarding working with a wide range of people with different disabilities. I was teaching them different skills including walking football and passing skills. To see the smiles on their faces is truly a great feeling. I’ve seen adults progress with each session and I firmly believe they are enjoying themselves.”
Community Development Manager Matthew Agnew is delighted that the Adult Disability Football programme is up and running: “The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to offering sporting opportunities to all areas of our community and working in partnership with Fylde Day Services allows us to deliver a number of inclusive sports for disabled adults within the local and wider community.”
Disability Football is held twice a week at Kirkham Memorial Ground on;
If you know anyone who may be interested in getting involved in the Adult Disability Football programme, please contact the AFC Fylde club shop on 01772 682593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org