Disabled football is a success
THE opening fixtures of a disabled football league have been hailed a great success.
The Adults Ability Counts East Cheshire League opening fixtures took place at Aquinas College last month.
Eleven teams entered the pan-disability league, including Stockport County Community Foundation Disability Adults teams.
Adrian Rigby-Bates, Community Foundation disability officer, said: “It was a real pleasure to see all the players enjoying themselves and having fun. There was a high level of skill and ability shown in their play and some great attacking and defending in the matches.
“Well done to everyone who was involved for all their efforts in making it such a success.”
There are five teams in the Premiership – Stockport County, Manchester City Amps, SPARC United and two teams from Reddish North End.
The Championship, however, had one more team than the Premiership, including Stockport County Foundation, Pennine United, Buxton FC, Stalybridge Celtic Whites and Blues and new team Trafford Choices.
Dave Wardle, Community Foundation manager, added: “We are very pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for people with a range of physical and learning disabilities to take part in physical activity and to have the opportunity to play football in competitive matches every month at the tournament.”