Albion in the Community – Brighton & Hove Albion’s charity are now running inclusive & disability football sessions in Horsham.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s official charity is now holding free football sessions in Horsham for people who have a disability. Horsham Sparrows FC are working in partnership with Albion in the Community and providing funding and help in promoting the sessions to a wider local audience.
Albion in the Community (AITC) is the largest provider of disability sport in Sussex and runs more than 30 weekly football sessions across the county – helping hundreds of people take part in regular sport. It also gives people with a disability the chance to play competitively, with a range of teams playing in local, regional and national leagues.
Qualified coaches from AITC will be at the Holbrook Club in North Heath Lane between 10.30am and midday and anyone who has a disability and an interest in playing sport is welcome to go along and take part. There is no age restriction – other than over fives only – and children and adults are welcome.
Funding has also been kindly provided by Foxes Academy – A fantastic charity that helps young people prepare for work – find out more about their work here: www.foxesacademy.ac.uk
Paul Brackley, AITC’s disability manager, said: “This is a fantastic chance for people who have a disability and live in the Horsham area to come along, meet our coaches, give football a try and find out about the opportunities available to them.
“We believe that everyone should have the chance to play regular football regardless of whether or not they have a disability. People with a disability are no different to anyone else in that some people like to play socially or for exercise while others want that competitive element. We have sessions to suit everyone.”
AITC has won a string of awards for its disability sport programme and has recently added an amputee football team to its list of clubs. The charity is also planning to launch a session for young people with autism.
For more information on AITC’s disability sport sessions, and the football sessions in Horsham, email: firstname.lastname@example.org