Disability Football Club, help us fund a Minibus

by Plymouth Warriors CIC in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Disability Football Club, help us fund a Minibus

£85

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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by March 15th 2019 at 10:43am

We need a Minibus to enable Players with Disabilities to travel to fixtures, help to get to training and help with inclusion

by Plymouth Warriors CIC in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

  • We are an inclusive/ disability football club catering for children from 4 years and adults, all genders, with mental health, physical, learning difficulties and neurological differences such as ASD and ADHD. We currently have over 100 players who train with us in our under 12, under 16, men's and ladies sessions and play in festivals and competitions such as the Devon ability counts leagues and in national competitions eg the FA people's cup.

We've seen for ourselves, as parents of children with disabilities, how children are excluded due to their differences and also how isolating it can be for families. We wanted to create a safe space for everyone to socialise, get active, build confidence and learn football skills. We now have a number of families who have joined us as coaches, players, helpers and committee members. 

Our aim is to expand our club, to reach out to more families, add more specialist training sessions for players with cerebral palsy, sight and hearing impairments and to raise more awareness of different disabilities, to break down the barriers of social isolation. We are doing this by attending school assembly's where we are talking about disabilities and presenting certificates for achievement. We are also running charity matches and fun days; our last one involved teams from Plymouth community homes and Crownhill firebrigade and we donated a cheque and hamper to Derriford neonatal unit.

We are also supporting players who want to become coaches, 2 of our youth players from last season have now completed their level 1 FA coaching awards and are gaining more experience with us, our aim is to continue this practice and to offer employment in the future.

Expanding our ladies section is also a priority as there are no ladies disability teams in over 40 miles and we have now got enough players for more than 2 teams. We would like to raise awareness for the need for more teams and encourage to league to expand and progress as the mainstream women's leagues have.

We are asking for your support to offer us better long term security to continue with our plans, to secure long term facilities, to be able to offer more opportunities and support for training and we would like to have our own minibus with wheelchair access to allow us to get more players to training, festivals and competitions and to enable us to engage with the wider community.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

A plymouth Warriors Beanie hat in Black with badge on front

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A Plymouth Warriors Draw String Bag

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A Plymouth Warriors Training top with Embroidered Badge and a Plymouth Warriors Draw String Bag

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A Plymouth Warriors Training top with Embroidered Badge, and a Plymouth Warriors Beanie Hat

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A Plymouth Warriors MATCH top. Plus a Plymouth Warriors Beanie hat and draw string bag


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