Football club to host coaching sessions for disabled children

A prominent UK football club is planning on hosting a series of football sessions for disabled children aged between eight and 16.

Blackburn Rovers hopes to roll-out the initiative from next month, in a bid to help young football lovers living with physical and learning disabilities to pursue their hobbies with the help of staff from their favourite local team.

According to reports, Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre will be hosting an open evening session on Monday 14 May, which will provide local disabled children and their parents with an opportunity to sample the upcoming programme.

From there onwards, the club will be running disabled football sessions every Monday from 5pm until 6pm at its indoor centre, at a cost of £3 per session, it has confirmed on its website.

Matt Pilkington, of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, which is spearheading the initiative, said: “We have already had a lot of interest in the sessions which is fantastic to see.

“We believe the disability football sessions will be popular and it is a great chance for children aged eight to 16 to enjoy playing the sport they love at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.”

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