FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course

Shropshire FA will be running a Coaching Disabled Footballers Course for Coaches / Managers / Young Leaders on

Sunday 11th May 10:00 to 4:30

At Telford College of Arts and Technology

** You must have a level 1 coaching certificate to attend this course **

The cost is just £10 per candidate

For more information and to book a place contact Zoe Griffiths 01743 362796 or Zoe.griffiths@shropshirefa.com

Places must be booked by Thursday 8th May 2014.

Disabled people invited to train as Fitness Instructors at Portway Lifestyle Centre (Sandwell)

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InstructAbility, a multi award-winning project joins forces with the innovative Portway Lifestyle Centre to offer disabled people a FREE opportunity to become qualified fitness instructors, with a course starting in April.

InstructAbility, was created by Aspire, the spinal injury charity and YMCAfit, the fitness industry training provider, to enable unemployed, disabled people to train as gym instructors. The newly qualified instructors are then placed within gyms to engage more disabled people in fitness sessions.

Hilary Farmiloe, National InstructAbility Project Manager says,

“We are really excited at the prospect of delivering the InstructAbility program at Portway, which will be the first course delivered outside the South East region.  The Centre is designed to link health and well-being more closely with physical activity and InstructAbility is designed to make fitness accessible to everyone, so this is a valuable partnership.

Including disabled people as part of the workforce can encourage other disabled people to use the facilities. It sends a message that the gym is a place where everyone can feel welcome and enjoy the benefits of exercise. We hope to have a qualified instructor on placement at Portway, working with the various services to engage more people in fitness sessions.”

The FREE programme, funded by Sport England is open to unemployed, disabled people who are over sixteen years old and have some gym user experience.  You can apply online at www.aspire.org.uk. Call: 07917 822977 or Email: instructability@aspire.org.uk for further information.

NEW! North Shropshire Football Academy.

Special OlympicsThe North Shropshire Football Academy is being hosted by North Shropshire Special Olympics with various partners involved, including Walford & North Shropshire College and Shropshire based football teams; Ellesmere Rangers and Shrewsbury Town FC.

The launch is completely FREE to attend and it will take place on:

Sunday 21st July (10am – 12pm) at

Ellesmere Rangers Football Club,

Beech Grove Playing Field,


SY12 0BT.

The launch will consist of two training sessions, which will be led by the Head Coach of the Team GB Football Team, followed by information sharing and light refeshments. Following the launch those attending will be given the opportunity to register for the football academy and participate in a programme of training and competition over the next twelve months. 

The academy is for both males and females aged 11-25 years who have a learning or intellectual disability.

For more information please contact Benji Evans on: 07813 511749 or email benjievans@wrep.org.uk

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