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Saturday Club

Disability Sports Club Through Postcode Lottery and Bury first point family services we are able to offer opportunities for children with disabilities and additional need to take part in sport. These sessions give these children the opportunity to partake in sporting activities that they may not be able to otherwsie. What We Offer The aim of these sessions are to provide equal opportunity for those who may struggle to interact or be involved in mainstream activities. They are designed for participants with disabilities and additional needs, and offer an opportunity to attend a fun and dynamic multi sports session. All our staff work with and have and understanding of how to deal with a variety of needs and have undertaken specific training for inclusive coaching. Saturday Sessions Our Saturday Morning club runs term time only and is held at Bury FC Social Club, 10am-12pm. This session is for all different types of children ages 8-16 with any disabilities or additional needs who have a keen interest in sports. The sessions are multi sports ranging from football and cricket to fundamental movement games and badminton. Places for these sessions are limited so booking is essential.

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Disability Football

Disability Football Through a variety of different sources such as the Millgate and donations we are able to offer opportunities for adults and children with disabilities and additional need to take part in football. What We Offer The aim of our disability football club is to provide equal opportunity for those who may struggle to interact or be involved in mainstream football training and teams. These sessions are designed for participants with disabilities and additional needs, and offers an opportunity to attend a fun and dynamic football session. We are part of the Every Player Counts National Disability Football Programme in which we run Ability Counts Football Teams and Development sessions. To encourage more players to participate we have established ‘pan-disability’ groups that allow players with different disabilities to play as one team. The pan-disability squads at Bury include players with various levels of additional needs/disabilities. We take a ‘person centred’ approach by supporting people to develop the skills and knowledge they need to express themselves as a unique individual and feel confident and competent within their local community. We strive to support people towards independence in as many areas of their life as possible, helping them to explore life’s opportunities and access pathways to leisure activities. All our staff work with and have and understanding of how to deal with a variety of needs and have undertaken specific training for inclusive coaching. OPEN AGE TEAMS We currently have 3 Adult disability teams/sessions, and cater for all levels of ability. For these players we offer weekly training sessions and monthly fixtures as well as social opportunities such as our Christmas party, award nights and tournaments. Each week we have training session for our teams on a Monday night at Playfootball.net in Bury. The sessions run from 6.00-7.00pm and offer a great opportunity to develop and improve their skills. Within these sessions we provide the opportunity for players to work with others of the same ability including 1 to 1 coaching and support where needed. The training is delivered by qualified and experienced staff including our Disability Officer and coaches. Our teams are entered into the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League. The league is PAN ability and runs from age 16 upwards. The league provides a fantastic setting for our players to develop their football skills in a more competitive environment. We have 2 team who train and play in the main ability counts league and we have 1 team that plays in the development league. Fixtures are on a monthly basis. U16 TEAMS We currently have an U16’s team and are developing an U14’s team/sessions, and cater for all levels of ability. For theses players we also offer weekly training sessions and monthly fixtures as well as social opportunities such as our Christmas party, award nights and tournaments. We offer a safe inclusive environment for footballers with additional needs or disability to enhance their life skills and confidence through football. All our staff work with and have and understanding of how to deal with a variety of needs and have undertaken specific training for inclusive coaching. Each week we have training session for our teams on a Monday night at Playfootball.net in Bury. The session are from 5.00-6.00pm and offer a great opportunity to develop and improve their skills. We also have teams that compete in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League. The league is PAN ability and runs from U10s to U18s. The league provides a fantastic setting for our players to develop their football skills in a more completive environment.

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