football league kicks off at college

Budding footballers with a disability are limbering up ready for their opening game of the season.

Students from colleges across the West Midlands will be battling it out to make it to the top of the table at City of Wolverhampton College on November 3.

The fixture is the first in the AoC Sport West Midlands Ability Counts Football League 2016/17, with seven teams battling it out for seven minutes each way.

The teams are made up of seven players all of whom have learning difficulties or disabilities

Curriculum Manager Dan Clarke said: “We want to ensure that everybody who wants to play football has the opportunity to do so, and reach their potential.

“Our students are really looking forward to getting stuck in and showing off their skills.”

The Ability Counts Football League was developed for players with a disability who want to play team football. To encourage more players to participate the League has established ‘pan-disability’ groups that allow players with different disabilities to play as one team.

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