What we do
The Stockport County Community Foundation is an important element of the Football Club, it takes Stockport County off the pitch and into the local community to engage children and adults in structured, safe, fun environment and provides development activities, giving Stockport County FC a huge profile outside of Edgeley Park.
The Community Foundation is very proud of the Pan-Disability Football sessions we offer within Stockport to over 150 male and female children, young people and adults with a range of physical and learning disabilities, mental illness, dementia and complex needs to engage with football and sport activities promoting a healthy lifestyle. The Disability Football project is designed to extend physical activity for young people and adults in the local area and increase the opportunity to play football and take part in a range of multi-sports. Through this provision to a variety of groups, with a range of needs, we aim to make a positive difference to people’s lives promoting health and wellbeing, extending opportunity, choice and control benefitting attendees physically, socially and emotionally.
Our provision includes the following sessions:
As a Community Foundation we work very closely in partnership with the Cheshire FA and run the monthly Ability Counts Football Tournaments for junior and adult disability teams to take part in from Stockport, Manchester, High Peak and Cheshire. In addition, we work in partnership with local schools and special schools, colleges, disability organisations, day services and mental health groups by providing both football and multisport coaching sessions on a weekly basis.
The project has grown in strength since its inception 8 years ago and is now a key part of many people’s weekly routine.
What we provide:
Over the duration of the project, we have seen the many benefits that the project has brought to people’s lives in that it helps to:
If anyone is interested or would like further information about the Pan-Disability Football Project please contact Adrian Rigby-Bates on 0161 286 8888 (option 3) or email [email protected]
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