Two New Para Football Teams Join the Trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new teams will provide opportunities for both physical disability and learning disability athletes.

They will play in the PAN Para-Football National League, which is open to individuals aged 16-60.

“This is another part of what Motherwell means to its local community,” Motherwell’s community trust general manager Dawn Middleton said.

“We want to see that every person feels part of this club. Introducing these new teams shows that they too are part of Motherwell Football Club.”

The community trust was initially approached in May this year by James Lawrie who, along with two colleagues from Locality Support Services, had set up a disability football team.

The team has been supported by North Lanarkshire Council and has grown into a large squad of 20 to 25 regular players.

“It’s brilliant to see developments like, especially from a big club like Motherwell,” North Lanarkshire Provost, Councillor Jean Jones, added.

“Working so closely with the local community and the council shows it is a real community team.”

All administration and support will come from Motherwell FC’s community trust, which will provide a coach, strips, access to the minibus and training facilities for the players.

First team players Charles Dunne and Craig Tanner were present at the launch of the two new teams, passing on tips and support to the squad.

“It’s positive for the community,” Dunne said. “If you have a disability, it doesn’t matter. Football is still open to you.”