Over 50 participants from Cambridge United Community Trust's weekly disability football sessions enjoyed a day of good weather, socialising and football at the Histon Hornets FC Tournament...
Sunday saw the conclucion of the of the hugely popular Histon Hornets FC football tournament, and Cambridge United Community Trust were thrilled to be able to hold its disability football festival at Impington Village College as part of this event once again.
Over 50 participants from the Community Trust's weekly disability football sessions took part, with all enjoying a day of good weather, socialising and football.
Under 12 players challenged themselves in matches, demonstrating some great dribbling and shooting skills, as well as some brave saves from our goalkeepers. Under 16s took many of the skills they had been practising in sessions by putting them into action in a match scenario.
The day also saw adult teams battle it out against each other, with the teams made up of various impairments including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, mental health, amputee and more, creating a competitive but enjoyable environment where goals were scored and laughter was heard throughout the day.
There was a surprise visit from United new boy Saikou Janneh, who handed out the awards.
Cambridge United and the Trust would like to thank Phil Mullen, the Trust's Disability Sport Officer, for his organisation in the run up to the event and coordination on the day. A festival with only two rules: Have fun and smiles on faces, which was exactly what the day accomplished.
You can view over 60 pictures from the event at your leisure courtesy of Jim Steele.
If you would like to come and join the fun by taking part in our sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or book on the website. You can view the Community Trust's Inclusion Schedule here.