A charity that provides regular football sessions for people with a disability is looking to recruit new players.
Albion in the Community (AITC) is the official charity of Brighton and Hove Albion FC and the largest provider of disability football in the area.
It runs 30 regular sessions across Sussex – including a fortnightly one at the University of Brighton’s Falmer Sports Centre, which is next door to the Seagulls’ American Express Community Stadium.
The Saturday morning session is open to junior players and adults and is one of AITC’s pan-disability clubs, meaning anyone with a disability can attend.
The charity also runs a number of disability-specific clubs and more than 150 people throughout the county regularly attend AITC’s sessions.
However, the charity is looking for more players to join the Brighton group, which is split into two sections: junior players between 10am and 11am; and adult players between 11.30am and 1pm.
The sessions are for players of any ability – including beginners – but there is also the opportunity for participants to take part in competitive games as part of one of AITC’s many teams that compete in the Sussex Disability Football League.
First and foremost, though, the Saturday Brighton session is focused on having fun and learning new skills in safe and structured environment.
All of AITC’s coaches are FA-qualified and experienced in delivering disability football.
Phil Broom, AITC’s disability clubs development officer, said he hoped as many people as possible would get involved.
He said: “Our sessions are open to anyone who has a disability, regardless of whether they have played football before.
“They include fun and inclusive training drills and matches and it would be great to welcome some new players along to our next session.”
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The next session takes place tomorrow (Saturday February 11).