Burnley FC in the Community were delighted to attend the Premier League BT Sport Disability Football Festival at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre recently.
Players from BFCitC’s Disability Sport Project joined participants from 28 clubs to showcase their skills and abilities at the event, celebrating the work of the PL/BT Disability Programme.
Activities on the day included a morning of skills stations, in which participants took part in various games and tasks including blind football, teamwork activities and amputee football. The players were also given the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Premier League trophy!
Following an action-packed morning refining their skills, the afternoon saw all the teams take part in a tournament with Burnley joining Leicester City, Wolves and Liverpool FC in group E for some competitive fixtures.
Attendees on the day included, former Tottenham Hotspur FC player Ryan Mason, former professional footballer & BT Sport pundit John Hartson, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson MP and Sports Broadcaster’s Reshmin Chowdhury and Nigel Mitchell.
BFCitC Disability & Sport Development Manager, Lewis Rimmer said: “Once again it was fantastic to attend the annual PL/BT Disability Football Festival. As always it provided us with an opportunity to take individuals to a part of the country they wouldn’t usually get to visit and take part in competitive football in a safe, friendly environment.
“Every player who attended was fantastic on the day and engaged with the players from other clubs and had lots of fun while doing so! A massive thank you to the parents for their support and to the Premier League and BT Disability Fund for making the day possible.”
To find out more about BFCitC’s Disability Sport Programme, click here.