Bristol Rovers Community Trust is excited to announce the launch of three new fantastic football opportunities for young people who live with a disability.
The new opportunities range from turn up and play sessions to the more elite FA Para Talent sessions.
PL Kicks Youth Disability Football
This session is for male and females from 8 – 18 years old. This is an entry level session where players are welcome to turn up and play and there is a range of different abilities. Most players are able to take part in simple football exercises and a small training match with the support of our dedicated staff. Sessions are every Tuesday evening (during school term time) from 5-6pm at Lockleaze Sports Centre, Bonnington Walk, Bristol BS7 9XF on an outside 3G astro pitch. All sessions are free of charge.
This session is designed specifically for male and females from 10 – 18 years old who are either:
- Registered Blind or
- Severely Sight Impaired
The sessions involve the use of audio footballs which make a noise so players can follow the balls movements. Sessions start on Tuesday 8th June and continue weekly (during school term time). Sessions are every Tuesday evening from 5-6pm at Lockleaze Sports Centre, Bonnington Walk, Bristol BS7 9XF on an outside 3G astro pitch. All sessions are free of charge.
Para Talent Hub – Cerebral Palsy, Visually Impaired and Deaf Players
We have partnered up with the FA to deliver an FA Para Football Talent Hub. This is part of the England Talent pathway and hopes to find the Para England stars of the future. The sessions are aimed at both male and femalesaged from 7 – 16 years old who have/are one of the following:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Visual Impairment
It is recommended that players have a reasonable level of football ability for these sessions. But if you are unsure please feel welcome to come along and try for yourself. We have an initial taster session on Friday 4th June from 1-3pm at Lockleaze Sports Centre, Bonnington Walk, Bristol BS7 9XF on an outside 3G astro pitch. Weekly sessions will then start on Tuesday 8th June and continue every Tuesday evening from 5-6pm (during school term time) at Lockleaze Sports Centre. All sessions are free of charge.
How to Join a Session
If you are interested in signing up for one of these sessions or wish to find out more information please visit our web site https://www.bristolroverscommunity.org.uk/disability-sports or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0117 9522581.