The Leeds United Foundation Junior Ability Counts team have kicked off their training sessions for the year and the students, despite the cold weather, are enjoying top class coaching from the Foundation.
The training sessions are aimed at young players who live with a disability and encourages them to get involved in football, whatever their ability. The programme, delivered by top class and fully qualified coaches from the Leeds United Foundation, operates across all ages and there are sessions designed for everyone who wants to play and get involved.
To mark the Junior team’s first session back of the New Year, special guest Chief Executive of the Wembley National Stadium Trust Stewart Goshawk visited the session where he took time to talk to the players and staff about how much they enjoy their time on the programme.
Stewart said: “I am very pleased to see how hard everyone is working in the training sessions and to see how well they are doing. It was a really insightful visit and the work that the Leeds United Foundation is doing to provide disability sessions for youngsters is fantastic.
“I would like to thank the Foundation for my invite to the session and wish all the participants all best with their future development as a team and as players.”
Anthony Hall, Disability Sports Officer for the Leeds United Foundation, said: “It was fantastic to have Stewart come down and take his time out of his schedule and visit our players.
“They all love attending the Leeds United Foundation football sessions and it was good for Stewart to be able to see the great work that we do.
“As a special treat, we have invited the young players to a Leeds United match which they were all really excited about.”
The next Junior Ability Counts training session is set to take place on 22nd February. For more details on the programme please contact Anthony Hall, Disability Support Officer at the Leeds United Foundation – Anthony.email@example.com