Blind football among four new programmes starting at Villa Park
Posted: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:15
The Aston Villa Foundation is bringing blind football to Villa Park. The new sessions kick off in August. They are one of four new disability programmes that the club's official charity will start running for the local community in the coming months.
Alongside blind football, the Foundation is set to launch cerebral palsy, girls' pan disability and visually impaired football sessions in the coming months.
The new provision was made possible thanks to a £6,000 Grow The Game grant from The FA and Football Foundation.
The Foundation's Disability Programmes Manager, Debbi Rawson said:
"We're absolutely delighted to be expanding our provision and offering new opportunities to people in our local community.
"The four programmes represent a huge step forward for inclusivity at Aston Villa and we can't wait to launch blind football this August."
The Foundation's cerebral palsy and girls' pan disability sessions are scheduled to start in September while the visually impaired provision will launch in 2019.
To be eligible for blind football, the player must be registered as B1 classification and be over the age of 18.
Sessions start on Sunday 5 August and will continue every Sunday from 1-2pm in the Academy Building at Villa Park.
If you'd like more information about any of Aston Villa Foundation's new or existing disability provision, please email Debbi Rawson or call 0121 327 2299 (ext 546).