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Huddersfield Community Trust team up with local sports organisation to support National Learning Disability Week

Published 4th Jul 2016 by Rebecca Walker

Huddersfield Community Trust got together with West Riding County Football Association and South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust - Learning Disability and Mental Health Services to host a Football Fun Day for National Learning Disability Week.

National Learning Disability Week took place from 20 – 26 June and aims to raise awareness of learning disabilities across the UK while supporting people to have a full and rewarding life.

The event, organised by West Riding County Football Association and South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust,took place at The Zone on Tuesday 21 June and had an incredible turnout of over 100 attendees.

Players were split into groups and took part in different coaching sessions, working on various football skills before playing football games in the afternoon.

James Doyle, Football Development Officer at West Riding County Football Association commented:

“This year’s event was a huge success with an incredible attendance. It is always pleasing to see so many people enjoying the activities and we received some great feedback from the players that took part. They really enjoy coming to The Zone and we hope that some of them will be able to join the other football activities that the Huddersfield Community Trust run for people with a disability.”

Lisa Hewitt, CEO of Huddersfield Community Trust commented:

“It was great to see so many people come to The Zone to take part in this fantastic event. We are dedicated to providing sports activities for people of all ages and abilities and this event is one of many that encourages people with disabilities to take part in team sports and have fun.”


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