By Gareth Willsher
Details of our community scheme
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Northampton Town's Football in the Community programme works with the Football League Trust to serve their communities and deliver four core themes, Health, Sports Participation, Social Inclusion & Community Cohesion and Helping Young People Realise their Potential. Positive impact, influence and results will be achieved by using the power of football to make a difference.
Northampton Town Football in the Community provides related inputs across Northampton to tens of thousands of individuals each year and every year. We currently reach over 50,000 young people each and every season providing Holiday Courses, Coaching, Matchday Experience, Birthday Parties, Stadium Tours and School based learning.
Downs Syndrome Football
The team train every Sunday morning at the Goals Centre in Northampton from 10.30am to 12pm. The team are having more fixtures each season and play in the National Finals each year. The group train hard and party even harder, they are a great group to work with and have tremendous support from parents and carers.
Turn up and play sessions
Players with a disability turn up and play at centres in and around Northamptonshire. They benefit from the coaching and give 100 per cent each session. The players take part in festivals at various times throughout the year.
Mental Health Coaching
Players receive a coaching session which helps players forget the pressure of modern life and anxiety in a relaxed environment where the emphasis is on helping each other. The players play in quarterly tournaments against teams from Wellingborough, Daventry, Northampton and Kettering.
Northampton Town Multi Disabled Club
The club has worked in partnership for over twenty years encouraging players of all abilities and disability to come and play together. The youngest player is six years old, and the oldest is fifty six. The club train every Friday at Moulton College and play regular matches and festivals/tournaments around the country. The team also go on tours which has included trips to Heacham, Swansea and other venues in Wales over the years.
Changing Goals is the name of the group FITC coach on a Friday at the Racecourse, the project is in partnership with the Bridge, who are an organisation who help adults with drug or alcohol problems.
This is a more mature group who meet on Mondays at Sixfields where they are put through their places by FITC. This is a good opportunity for people to meet and take part in a regular activity.
Disability Development Centre
FITC coach players from eleven to sixteen at our disability centre. Here players of all disabilities have an opportunity to work on their technical skills in a relaxed environment. It is the next step up from local disability clubs. Players with specific disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, deaf and partially sighted can have the opportunity to progress in the specific regional school of excellence.
FITC visits local Day Centre and takes the clients for football coaching, boccia and curling. The sessions are extremely popular with the clients.
School Support Programme
Northampton Town Football Club are now taking bookings for their successful community schools programme for September 2016.
Our support includes:
Teacher support & PPA cover
Breakfast, lunch & after school clubs
Disability & inclusion
For more information on how we can support your school or to book a free consultation, please contact our Schools Development Officer, Sam Birtwistle by phone: 07896 299377 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Devlin - email@example.com
Digital.firstname.lastname@example.org - Digital (Eoin O’Malley)
George.email@example.com- Womens and Girls
Russell.firstname.lastname@example.org - Disability
- General office/Websiteinfo@cobblersinthecommunity.org