Launching after the Premier League teamed up with BT Sport to offer clubs the opportunity to enhance and develop their offerings, our Inclusion project aims to ensure that our array of sessions are accessible to people with a disability.
We also aim to:
- Identifying talent through the programmes to ensure young people with disabilities reach their full sporting potential.
- Use the strength of the Swansea City AFC brand to collaborate with partners and key organisations who work with disabled people.
- Ensure we meet local demand and offer quality, sustainable programmes.
- Increase opportunities for young carers.
- Improve physical and mental health of people with a disability.
- Ensure there are a range of voluntary opportunities for those wanting to work with disabled people.
Officially launching last season, our Inclusion project has introduced a variety of initiatives and sessions, as well as hosting a number of events including a Disability Tennis Festival that saw over 100 young people from three separate schools take part. Following the festival, our Premier League 4 Sport project has now introduced inclusive tennis sessions for those with a range of disabilities including wheelchair users.
Other schemes we have introduced include the formation of a Down’s Syndrome football team. Each week, our coaches and volunteers deliver football coaching sessions in partnership with the Down’s Syndrome Association to help improve participation in football amongst our fans with Down’s Syndrome.
If you would like to know more, or are interested in attending or volunteering, please contact [email protected]