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BACT inclusion session, ‘Able Too Albion’, has recently branched out to enter a number of local tournaments, participating in football matches across Staffordshire.

Our PAN Disability Football sessions for 5-16 year olds, help teach new skills, to a targeted area of children, with the aim of helping them to meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. When the youngsters first join the session, the opportunity for them to get the chance to play in tournaments and competitive football matches is also something that is promised to them, something that they took to very well when the opportunity arose!

The first two tournaments were played in October and November at Rowley Park in Stafford, in which our BACT representatives impressively won three, drew one and lost three during the seven games that they took part in, including a 9-0 victory over Lichfield City Liberty.

In the last competition of the year, on Sunday 4th December, the youngsters got the chance to play at St George’s Park, home of the FA and the countries national football side. During the games, those that participated did fantastically well as they took on two separate Lichfield City Liberty sides, in which they won two and draw two, with no loses!

Lead coach, Adam Lawrence, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement by the participants, as they have come a long, long way from when they first started. The majority of the youngsters that played in the tournaments have been with us for a number of years now and it’s a credit to them for how well they are doing in a competitive environment, something that they may not have always felt comfortable in”.

For more information on the sessions, please contact Sessions run from 17.15pm-18.15pm on Thursday nights at Shobnall Leisure Centre.