The Premier League & BT Disability Fund is a national programme that began at the start of the 2016/17 season. The aims of the programme are to make existing Trust provision more inclusive while also creating new opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport. Currently, people with disabilities are half as likely to take part in sport compared to non-disabled participants – the programme aims to break down some of these barriers to participation and encourage more disabled people to get involved.
Since the inception of the programme we have engaged with over 600 participants, many of who have made great strides since working with us.
We aim to use the strength of the Swansea City AFC brand to collaborate with partners and key organisations that work with disabled people. As part of our offer we currently have several sessions taking place across South West Wales. These sessions include…
- Down Syndrome Football sessions for adults and children in association with DS Active
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Football Club in conjunction with Cwm Wanderers
- Inclusive Primary Stars sessions delivered at numerous SEN schools
- Working with participants with brain injuries to support their journey back into employment
- Physical Literacy Sessions are designed to develop the fundamental movement skills that all children need, such as running, hopping, throwing, catching and jumping. These movement skills give kids the confidence to participate in different physical activities, sports, and games.
Feel free to turn up to any of the following sessions that we are currently running for members of the public:
Down Syndrome football (Juniors) – Tuesday 5-6pm – Play Football, Swansea - £4.00
Down Syndrome football (Adults) – Tuesday 6-7pm – Play Football, Swansea - £4.00
Physical Literacy sessions – Tuesday 5-6pm – Pencoed Comprehensive School, Bridgend - FREE
We aim to ensure all of our provision meets the needs of local participants and is sustainable. As such there are a range of voluntary opportunities available for those wanting to work with disabled people.
If you would like to know more, or are interested in attending the sessions or becoming a volunteer, please contact [email protected]