Luke lands Foundation placement job..

21-year-old Luke Harrison lives with cerebral palsy and has recently started a work placement year with the Leeds United Foundation to help deliver coaching in the community – a dream come true for the Leeds United fan.

After writing a letter to the Foundation’s disability officer, Anthony Hall, describing his dream of working at the Foundation as a coach, Luke now acts as a role model to others with a disabilities.

Luke’s placement will include helping to deliver coaching in the Foundation’s disability’s sessions, both adults and juniors football, after school clubs and holiday programmes.

As well as filling his days with coaching with the Foundation, Luke also plays for disability football teams and is set to attend open trials for players 16-21 for the England Under 21s disability team.

The trial is designed for male players with cerebral palsy and will take place at Lillehsall National Sports Centre, TF10 9AT on Saturday 4 November, between 12.30pm and 4.00pm.

Luke Harrison, voluntary Leeds United Foundation coach, said: “I’m very excited to have joined the Foundation Team. I want to support as many people with a disability in with the community as possible and help them be able to participate in football.

“I’m looking forward to completing the placement and becoming a role model for the young kids out there.  My future aim is to become a full time coach at the Leeds United Foundation.”

Anthony Hall, Disability Sports Officer, said: “I’m really happy to have Luke on board as a disability coach as he has lots of knowledge and experiences of disability Football.  Luke is and will be a great role model for anyone with a disability that wants to become a coach or a player. 

“He clearly knows what he wants to achieve in his career and I’m happy that we at the Foundation can give him the opportunity to progress and learn.”  

To attend or find out more information on Leeds United Foundation disability sessions contact Anthony on Anthony.hall@leedsunited.com