One City Disability Tournament
- 08 March 2011 14:43
- Posted by Daniel Landstrom
The ‘One City’ disability tournament, involving five special schools who have taken part in the ‘One City’ project, was held earlier this month.
The tournament came after each school had completed six football sessions which were delivered by City in the Community. It was played in a round robin format and after some closely fought games Castle Hill School, Ewing School ‘A’, Melland School ‘A’ and Melland School ‘B’ all progressed to the semi-finals.
Having progressed to the semi finals, previous winners Melland School ‘A’ from Gorton played Ewing School ‘A’ from West Didsbury. These two teams were the strongest to progress through the tournament and Ewing ‘B’ had remained unbeaten in all their previous games. After what began as a closely contested game Melland School ‘A’ went onto win the final 5-0. Melland School ‘A’received a winner’s trophy and all other players received a medal for participating.
The ‘One City’ disability programme (funded by the Premier League/PFA Community fund) engages with disabled people in Manchester and aims to increase playing opportunities and develop player pathways for disabled footballers.
For more information about the One City disability programme or how to get involved in disability football please contact Daniel Landstrom, Disability Co-Ordinator at City in The Community – 0161 438 7711 or Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org.