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SportCity summer camp is a real winner

  • 18 August 2009 10:05
  • Posted byPeter Ferguson

More than 100 youngsters enjoyed a week of sports and health activities at Sportcity designed to give those with disabilities the chance to train alongside non-disabled friends.

Activities during the free summer sports camp included football, athletics, wheelchair basketball, squash, rugby, cycling, cricket and skateboarding.

The aim of the week, organised by Manchester City Council in partnership with City in the Community, was to give young people of all abilities the opportunity to integrate while learning new skills and having fun together.

The sports camp also hosted a group from Abu Dhabi, who were visiting Manchester as part of an exchange between CITC and the Zahed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs.

During the exchange the Abu Dhabi visitors also got the chance to watch City's friendly match against Celtic and meet new signing Carlos Tevez and England defender Micah Richards.

CITC Executive Manager Alex Williams said: "The week was a great success, and it was good to be able to share the fun with young people from Abu Dhabi as well as Manchester. Hopefully this will be the first of many trips."

Each week CITC provides free football for more than 100 youngsters with disabilities as part of the One City Disability project funded by the Premier League/PFA Community fund.

For more details on the CITC disability project, contact Daniel Landstrom on 0161 438 7711 or e-mail daniel.landstrom@mcfc.co.uk.

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