Players enjoy themselves at Redwell Leisure Centre
Recently Northampton Town's Football in the Community scheme and the Northants FA have been busy planning and delivering two football festivals supported by the Disability Football Development Fund, (DFDF). The DFDF is fa funding stream to encourage people to attend football coaching sessions around Northants.
Both festivals were held at the Redwell Leisure Centre in Wellingborough. The first festival was for the lower ability turn up and play sessions, there were 6 five a side teams taking part and they played futsal rules. The teams included Olympus Care, the Northampton Town Multi Disabled squad, Teamwork and a team made up from various care organisations. The afternoon was a great success and all players and staff really enjoyed the tournament.
Northampton Town midfielder Ian Morris presented the awards and answered questions about life as a professional football player.
The second festival was called Heads Up and was for players who have been attending the mental health football sessions around the County. This tournament was more competitive with a high level of football on show, and just for that little extra competitiveness Peterborough United along with teams from Northampton Town, Wellingborough, and the Bridge programme were in attendance. All teams played each other and the winners were Bridge Wellingborough who beat Peterborough in the match of the tournament. Cobblers players Lewis Hornby and Billy Bodin came to hand out the trophies and have their photographs taken with the teams.
Many thanks to a number of people who helped make the tournaments a great success, Amber at the Northants FA, the staff at Redwell Leisure Centre, the referees, Northampton Town Football Club for sending some first team players along, Aaron at the Bridge programme and all the parents, carers and the biggest thank you of all to all the players who made the tournaments with their footballing skills and their sportsmanship.