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Season 2009/10

City Stars FC helps kids hit new heights

  • 15 October 2009 16:47
  • Posted byDaniel Landstrom

On Friday 18th September a group of young disabled people enjoyed a fun day out to Log Heights, based at Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire. The day was funded by Baileys Building Services who teamed up with Manchester City Stars F.C. to provide this exciting opportunity.

The group participated in adventure activities including tree based high rope activities and assault courses to develop teambuilding skills and enjoyed a buffet lunch to keep energy levels up. 

The setting was Ripley Castle, set in stunning surrounds and was the first time some of the group had experienced this type of environment, which included deer and trees from all over the world. 

All the participants engaged in the activities guided by the instruction of the Log Heights staff and were even more confident and showed less fear than some of the coaches, especially when four people had to climb up a 30 foot pole to balance on a small platform at the top! Everyone had a great day and would like to thank Chris McGrath, who coaches on the programme, and Baileys Building Services for making the day possible. 

The group all attend the free extra curriculum disability football sessions delivered every Monday and Thursday evening as part of the One City disability programme, funded by the Premier League/PFA Community Fund.

For further information about the programme please contact Daniel Landstrom on 0161 438 7830.

Mondays
Sport Development Centre, Denmark Rd, Hulme, Manchester   
6-7pm 8-12years
7-8pm 13-Adult

Thursdays
Wright Robinson Sports College
5-6pm 8-16years

Sessions are not suitable for wheelchair users or visually impaired players.

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