Community Trust celebrate Inclusion Project success
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the Swans Community Trust’s Inclusion project held a movie night event at the Liberty Stadium.
Participants in the Inclusion project were presented with certificates by club ambassador Lee Trundle and were treated to a movie night where they watched some of the highlights of the project’s first year.
All guests were also given a tour of the Liberty Stadium where they had the chance to follow in the footsteps of their Swans heroes by visiting the players’ tunnel, home dressing room and press conference room.
“It was amazing to see so many people come and support the event,” said Inclusion senior manager Richard Jones.
“Since the start of the programme in November 2016, there has been huge support for our programmes which offer children and adults with a disability the opportunity to take part.”
Some of the highlights of this year’s Inclusion programme include establishing a Down’s Syndrome football club for children and adults, working alongside a number of schools to offer specialist coaching during term-time, and also the delivery of the flagship Primary Stars programme.
The project has also worked in partnership with Morriston Hospital’s brain injury unit to launch a programme supporting patients’ rehabilitation by providing horticultural opportunities and health and nutrition workshops.
Members of Cwm Wanderers ASD Academy, Bridgend Physical Literacy Group, Swansea Down’s Syndrome Football Club, Talking Hands Climbing, Pen Y Bryn School and Morriston Hospital Brain Injury Service were rewarded for their efforts over the year at the event.
“The event clearly demonstrates the need for the programme, and I would personally like to thank all the partners we have worked with so far, and of course BT Sport and the Premier League, for supporting us with funding,” Jones added.
“Seeing the children at the stadium and the look on their faces as they saw themselves on the big screen really makes everything we do worthwhile.
“We all look forward to providing even more opportunities for everyone over the next couple of years.”
If you want any information on our Inclusion Project, or to get involved, contact Richard@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk