Basingstoke Town Football Club Community Coach Ruben Cruz is providing a central hub from within the club for special needs football in the Basingstoke & Deane borough. Thanks to funding from The National League Trust and Short Breaks, sessions are run on a weekly basis for players with a wide range of disabilities in a fun, safe learning environment. Sessions are structured and are a mix of individual and cooperative footballing tasks and games. Training support for the coaching staff from partners will include a number of the clubs Academy players as part of their education programme – more information on The National League Trust can be found on their website.
Parent Voice is a Hampshire wide network of parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0-19. Parent Voice provides local information and advice through its weekly updates, website and Parent Participation Officers. The Gateway Card is free and will give you access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available through our short breaks programme. You can apply for a card here or for more information, please contact Jo Maxwell-Heron via email or on: 07881340136.
The Hampshire FA are based in Basingstoke and through Martina Heath, Michael Conway and County Development Manager Sasha Nicholas, full support will be provided to the Basingstoke Town FC Community Coaching teams and will include working with local schools and clubs to facilitate tournaments/ events of interest – visit the Parent Voice Website for more information.
For more information, please contact: Martina Heath (Football Development Officer Disability).
If you would like to get in touch about Football without Barriers or any other of our Community initiatives, please use the contact form below to do so – we look forward to hearing from you.