Danny delights disability footballers with tournament visit

Danny delights disability footballers with tournament visit

Former Burnley FC striker Danny Ings was present at the latest Danny Ings Disability Sport SEN School Tournament based at Soccer Burnley.

Danny watched several tournament matches which were played between 12-16-year-old KS3 and KS4 children from Pendle Community High School, Tor View Community Special School, Ridgewood Community High School and Broadfield Specialist School.

Ridgewood finished as winners of the competition, but with theme of the day being sportsmanship and fair play, Danny presented every player with a signed certificate and posed for photographs with the participants who were delighted to meet one of their favourite players.

As a thanks for his continued efforts and funding towards the Disability Sport Project, Danny was presented with a photo collage for his home by some of the participants and the Burnley FC in the Community Sports team.

Danny shared several pictures via his Instagram account and said: “Great morning visiting my project! Big thanks to Soccer Burnley and Burnley FC in the Community for hosting a brilliant tournament, thanks to everybody involved!”

15 different schools are involved in the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project on a weekly basis where our Sports team look to deliver national curriculum PE, multisports, lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs.

Community are proud that the scheme continues to grow, not only because of the funding from Danny, the Premier League and BT, but because of the consistent participation as well.

The project now engages with more than 800 individuals every week. For more information on the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project and how to get involved please contact Lewis Rimmer on l.rimmer@burnleyfc.com or 01282 704716.