Gullands supports ambitious football club project1.10.2010
The project will create a central ‘hub club’ for young players with a visual impairment to facilitate their football development. The new hub club will provide access to high quality coaching and training facilities, which will enable them to fulfil their full development potential and progress along the disability player pathway. The hub club will be based in Sevenoaks and will attract players from across the county.
Richard Cripps, Gullands managing partner said: “We are thrilled to be part of this exciting new project. Children of all ages and abilities love football and this project will engage those young people who are often overlooked when it comes to sporting opportunities.”
Kent has an extensive and rapidly growing disability football development programme which includes the Kent Junior Disability League, the Kent Adult Disability League and the Kent Disability Centre of Excellence, which caters for players aged 10 to 18 years old.
Paul Lansdale from Sevenoaks Town Junior Football Club said: “We are absolutely delighted with the support from Gullands, one of the county’s leading law firms. We hope to build upon and expand the excellent disability football programme currently run by the Kent FA and raise the profile of disability football across the county.
“By doing so we also hope to raise enthusiasm and interest in the disability football competitions of the London 2012 Paralympics Games. The club wants to do its part to create a legacy for future generations of visually impaired players.”
For more information visit http://www.sevenoakstownfc.co.uk/.