We host a range of Disability sessions at the Nottingham Forest Community Trust. We aim to create accessible opportunities for both children and adults through schools and inclusive clubs. Our sessions encourage everyone to develop their full potential through use of fun physical activities. The programme is open to participants with any disability, and our professional coaches are open to leading a diverse range of multi-sport sessions.
Every week we hold our Every Player Counts sessions at the Martin Jackaman Centre in Aspley. The centre provides specialist care for citizens with physical, learning and sensory disabilities to help them live happy and active lives. Daniel is one of the participants who attends our sessions every week, usually led by our head coaches Alex or Dante. We caught up with Daniel at the last week of our session to find out why he loves it and what his favourite part is.
The sessions involve various inclusive activities that everyone can join in with, Daniel said “my favourite game to play is football bowling, I really love it”. The sessions are held every week which is great because it means the participants and coaches can build up a good relationship, Daniel said “I love Alex because he’s funny and always has a joke with me, I really like getting involved with him in the sessions. But I also love Dante, I like the warm-ups he does.’ It’s also great socially for our participants, Daniel explained “I have lots of friends who come to the sessions and it’s great to do stuff together.”
We spoke to Alex who has coached this session frequently and he added “I have really enjoyed visiting the centre and getting to know all of the participants. Daniel has been one of the stand-outs and always makes sure to get stuck in.”
To find out more about our disability programme click here.