A FOOTBALL club for youngsters is looking to pioneer a new team aimed at helping disabled children enjoy a game.
The Twyford Comets has been given a £1,500 grant from the Football Association (FA) as part of its Grow The Game scheme.
The money means that the club can launch an Under Eights pan-disability team, ensuring that there are footballing activities open to children in the village who have disabilities.
It’s just part of the successful growth of the 47-year-old club. Just three years ago, it had 15 teams and 180 members. It now sports 27 teams and more than 320 members.
The Grow The Game scheme is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation and the funds can assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.
Brandon Murphy, Twyford Comets’ Club Secretary, said: “This grant from the FA and the Football Foundation will help us reach out to players who previously did not have many opportunities to partake in football and will make a tremendous contribution to each and every player’s life.
“We are very grateful for the support of the FA and the Football Foundation, as without their support, we would not have been able to start this team.”