New county disability football league kicks off

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THE first fixture of the new Northamptonshire Disability Football League took place at the weekend at Wellingborough Old Grammarians Sports Field.

This is a new league and runs central venue festivals once a month for young people between the ages of 8 and 16 with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.

In the first festival of the season, there were seven clubs from across the county taking part, including a team from Daventry Drayton Grange.

At the end of the festival every player who took part received a medal for participation. In addition, the referees awarded “fair play” medals to the players and coaches of Wellingborough Old Grammarians FC.

Organisers said the festival was played in a great spirit and was enjoyed by all involved, therefore it has to go down as a great success.

The next fixture within the Northamptonshire Disability Football League is taking place on Saturday, November 12, again at the Wellingborough Old Grammarians Sports Field and will be open to 8–16 year olds.

Daventry Drayton Grange plays in this league and they run weekly training sessions for players with physical, sensory or learning disabilities between the ages of 8 and 16.

Should anyone wish to play in the league go to http://www.northamptonshirefa.com/Development/DisabilityFootball and find out how to get involved with Daventry Drayton Grange Disability team.

Due to health and safety reasons, these festivals aren’t suitable for blind players or wheelchair users, however there is alternative provision.

To find out more, please contact Northamptonshire FA, Disability Football Development Officer, Shaun Waite on 01604 678409 or email shaun.waite@northamptonshirefa.com