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Disability Teams shine at Chelsea Disability Showcase Weekend

Participants from our Learning Disability and Pan-Disability Football sessions at Waddon Lesiure Centre, Bromley Football Club and Selhurst Sports Arena represented Palace for Life at Chelsea’s second Disability Showcase Weekend.

Eight young people from our sessions at Waddon Leisure Centre and Bromley Football Club made their way to Cobham Training Ground on Saturday 25 May to compete in the U16s Pan-Disability Tournament. Our team stormed through the group stages but narrowly lost the quarter-finals 1-0 to a team from Belgium.

“I had a brilliant time at Cobham and would like to go again next year,” said Daniel, a participant at our Pan-Disability Football session at Bromley Football Club.

The following day, twenty participants from our Elite Learning Disability Football session fielded two teams to play in the Championship and League competition of the Pan-Disability Tournament at Stamford Bridge.

Both teams finished third in the Group Stages, but loved the experience to play at Stamford Bridge, as Grant explained:

“I enjoyed the Tournament and especially the experience to play at Stamford Bridge! Both the coaches [John and Tommy] were really supportive and ensured every player got the chance to play on the pitch.”

Palace for Life Foundation offers a wide range of disability programmes to enable young people and adults across south London to enjoy sport and make new friends. To find out more about our programmes, contact our Disability Officer Keon Richardson via email: KeonRichardson@palaceforlife.org or on 075 2222 5373.

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