Easington Sports launches new pan disability football team


Club offers opportunity for men with physical and learning difficulties to play football

Easington Sports Football Club have launched a new pan disability male football team.  

Named “Easington Sports Pheonix Pan Disability”, they will be entering the BOBi League, which aims to provide regular footballing opportunities for children and adults with physical and learning difficulties across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Former Brackley Town player Seb Hartwell has been recruited to manage the team.   Mr Hartwell works with people with learning disabilities and will start training with the team in August, ahead of matches commencing in September.

A number of potential players have already come forward wanting to join up.

Easington Sports Football Club is this year celebrating its 75th anniversary and is a charter standard community club.   The new disability team will join the club’s 33 other teams including multiple ladies and girls teams, the largest number of youth teams for any local club, and the adult male teams.    

Jamie Hunter, Club Secretary at Easington Sports, said: “As part of our 5 year development plan within our charter standard community process, its been my goal to add a disability team to our portfolio.

“We think now we’ve got Seb Hartwell in place, it’s a huge proud moment on our 75th anniversary, to finally add a disability team to our 33 other teams.   I think its going to be a great addition to the club.”

Any adult men with learning or physical disabilities wishing to join the team should contact Mr Hunter by emailing easingtonsports@hotmail.com or calling 07791 681204.

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