New inclusive children's football session launches in Letchworth

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities. - Credit: LETCHWORTH EAGLES FC

A new football training session has been launched in Letchworth aimed at players with a disability.

Led by Letchworth Eagles manager Jason Valentine, the Junior Ability Counts Inclusive Football group meets every Wednesday for an hour from 4pm.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities. - Credit: LETCHWORTH EAGLES FC

With the help of the Herts Sports Partnership and Herts FA, it is held on the artificial pitch at the County Ground and will run for 12 weeks for children aged between seven and 15 and with all differing impairments.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities. - Credit: LETCHWORTH EAGLES FC

Valentine said: "We will provide a safe fun learning environment for all players taking part and will be run by a qualified coach.

"All sessions offer the opportunity to participate in exciting and engaging practices. As well as developing skills within football, the program will also help improve social skills and confidence.

The aim of the coaching program is to create an enjoyable and safe environment for everybody to enjoy sport."

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities. - Credit: LETCHWORTH EAGLES FC

All sessions are outdoors so players should wear suitable footwear and clothing, including shin pads where appropriate, and bring their own drinks.

To join the Wednesday session, download a registration form and bring it along with you.

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For more information either email jason.valentine@letchworth.com or call 07788 391 609.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities.

Letchworth Eagles are leading an inclusive football program for children with disabilities. - Credit: LETCHWORTH EAGLES FC