Bristol Rovers Community Trust pride themselves on their celebration of the individual and removing focus from any player’s disability. Bristol Rovers Ability FC aims to encourage disabled adults and young people to not only to participate in sport, but focus on their existing abilities and the social benefits of joining a football team.
Almost 1 in 5 people in the UK live with a disability, according the Department of Health. That’s around 12 million individuals or 19% of the UK population. A recent survey by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EDFS) also revealed that only around 2.15% of disabled people take part in disability football. Bristol Rovers Community Trust currently support and promote the Bristol Rovers Ability FC programme by offering access to inclusive football sessions for adults and young people who live with a disability. We aim to support both adults and young people to make the first step into playing regular football in a setting which is tailored to their needs.
Bristol Rovers Ability Football Club (Adult) has been running since 2003. They have a wide range of players in the club that have different disabilities varying from learning disabilities, ADHD through to physical disabilities. The club aims to give all players the opportunity to play football and enjoy themselves. They have regular tournaments which all players participate in. For most of the players they often struggle to find clubs to cater for their needs and abilities. At Bristol Rovers Ability FC these needs are fully supported. The adult group (16+) is run separately from Bristol Rovers Community Trust by Jane Pfister.
For more information please contact Jane via 07562374000 or firstname.lastname@example.org