Torridge District Council, in conjunction with The Devon County Football Association, is running a coaching session and fun football games for adults with disabilities.
The first will be led by FA qualified coaches on Wednesday, February 25 from 12noon-2pm at Sandymere Sports Centre, Sandymere Rd, Northam.
Adults aged 16 and over with learning and/or physical disabilities are welcome to attend this free session, which is hoped to be the first of many in Torridge.
Cllr Roger Johnson, Torridge's Lead Member for Play, said: "I welcome this initiative supported by Devon County and Torridge District Council.
"Participation in sport has the potential to promote the social inclusion of all people and increase their self-esteem. Sport and exercise offer the possibility of overcoming the stigma often associated with disability.
"Participation can provide the context within which disabled people exceed the expectations associated with their disability through demonstrations of their physical skills and fitness so emphasising an alternative more positive, picture of the body and the self."
For further details and to register you interest please contact James Jarroudi, Torridge District Council's Sports Development Officer on 01237 428737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devon 24, 12th February 2009