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AFC Wimbledon Foundation launches Adult Disability League

A summary of our Foundation's work to provide football opportunities for those with disabilities

3 December 2018

Our Foundation coaches are on Sunday launching the Adult Inclusive League at Tooting & Mitcham United FC with teams welcome to enter the seven-a-side tournament.

The league gets underway from 12 noon until 3.00 pm and the AFCW Foundation are aiming to set-up an adult disability team in the near future. For more information, please e-mail the Foundation.

The EFL has designated today as its Disability Day of Action and our Foundation are working continuously with all groups in our local communities, providing access to sporting, social and educational opportunities. 

Foundation Director Phil Rudling said: “The Foundation provides a range of disability sessions in the local community and we’re hoping to expand this work this year with the establishment of an adult disability team and further activity.   We also work closely with the club’s Disability Supporters’ Association, which has recently been set up to coordinate activity amongst the fan base.”

Our Foundation currently provides a series of weekly and monthly activities and sessions for disabled participants, including the following:

  • Oak Lodge School for Deaf and Hearing Impaired – weekly boys and girls only football
  • DS Girl and Pan Disability session – Down Syndrome Girls
  • Adult Inclusive Football – Weekly football session at Tooting and Mitcham FC for adults with learning difficulties
  • Adult Inclusive League – Twice monthly league for adults with learning disabilities.
  • Sporting Memories – Monthly social activities session for adults with forms of dementia.
  • High Path Community Centre - match tickets for adults with multiple needs.

For more information about any of the above, please e-mail the Foundation.

Earlier on this year, we launched The AFC Wimbledon Disabled Supporters’ Association.  The aim is to welcome as many people as possible, people with disabilities/ family / friends - anyone with an interest in finding out more, or having an input as the association develops.

Please e-mail Amanda.bynon@afcwimbledon.co.uk for more information on this.


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