The disability programme aims to establish opportunities for participation and offer quality provision for any person with a disability. We are working with 2 Disability Officers at Reading FC and Milton Keynes Dons FC. The positions have been made possible by funding from the Football League Trust over a 3 year period. Aided by the employment of these officers we will work with a number Charter Standard Clubs to be able to expand on the football opportunities they offer to include disabled players within their clubs either integrated into their teams or as a separate team.
The Officer at Reading will be covering the development of grassroots pan-disability teams for adults, youth and females from West Berkshire to Slough whilst the Milton Keynes Officer will be covering the development of impairment specific opportunities, regular special schools events in the north of the County and developing grassroots pan-disability teams, both adult, youth and female as far as Aylesbury Vale. We have numerous clubs across both counties which offer opportunities specifically for individuals with learning diabilities
If you would like more information on the work currently being carried out in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area please contact Karl White on 07595 280612 or Karl.White@mkdons.com. If you would like more information on the work currently being carried out in Reading and the surrounding area please contact Phil Griffiths on 07841 906354 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The work of these officers, with the support of CFA Development staff will help increase the number of affiliated teams and also provide more teams for competition in the BOBi League. Please see the BOBi League page for details on the league and the development group.
The Football Development Team are keen to support any club wishing to become more accessible to people with disabilities or wishing to establish a disability football team within the club. For more information on disability football Please contact Jon Wood, Football Development Officer on 07764 220065 or Jonathan.Wood@Berks-BucksFA.com
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