Aylesbury Town Football Club and Aylesbury United Football Clubs, who recently announced a merger which will kick in fully from next season, have announced their latest joint venture – special needs/disabled football sessions.
The clubs will be providing sessions twice a week starting later this month to any local children with special needs.
The aim is to enter a team into the BOBi (Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Inclusive) League, playing under the Aylesbury United banner for the start of the 2013/14 season.
The sessions will be held every Saturday (term time only starting this weekend, January 12) from 8.45-9.45am at Broughton Junior School and every Wednesday (term time only starting January 23) from 3.30-4.30pm at Booker Park School.
Aylesbury Town vice-chairman, James Byrne, who will be part of the coaching team, said: “The two clubs and everyone within are really excited about this new venture and encourage as many people as possible to get involved. We would also like to thank Jonathon Wood, who is the Football Development Officer (Special Projects) for the Berks & Bucks FA for all of his and his team’s assistance in getting this started.
“We would also like to thank Chris Ludlow and her team at Booker Park School for spreading the word and giving us free use of their School Hall for our Wednesday sessions. We could not have got this off of the ground without their assistance.”
The sessions are facilitated by qualified, experienced FA coaches and children are welcome to attend either or both sessions. New players are welcome to either turn up or contact the club via the website www.pitchero.com/clubs/aylesburytownfootballclub or www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Anyone wishing to help with coaching is also welcome to contact the club.