Frame Football

JTC Jersey Wanderers with support from the Jersey FA and Springfield Stadium Launch Frame Football.

If you use walking/gait training equipment such as a frame or walker, are aged between 5 and 16 and love the beautiful game, JTC Jersey Wanderers are delighted to announce the launch of Frame Football – something specifically developed just for frame users and adaptable for ambulant footballers.

Cerebral Palsy Sport has designed, developed and trialled Frame Football all around the UK enjoying lots of really positive feedback from coaches, equipment specialists, physiotherapists, parents and the players themselves as something that creates a truly player centred football opportunity. There are now 17 registered clubs.

Supported by the Football Association’s Disability Committee as a grassroots development programme, Frame Football is already gaining recognition as an inclusive Adapted Sport and we’re absolutely delighted to be bringing it to Jersey.

JTC Jersey Wanderers Junior coach; Paul Greenwood, first spotted Frame Football via twitter which led to a discussion with Cerebral Palsy National Development Officer Sam Turner. “I spoke to Sam via email and he helped me establish this initiative. Paul added; “I’ve seen the benefits of these kind of initiatives, not only does it give children with mobility disorders a chance to play, it also has huge social benefits in meeting and playing with likeminded children in a truly inclusive environment. I am delighted that Sam is now travelling to Jersey for the launch event and also the support I have received from local parent Mrs Claire Steel in bringing it all together.

Our aim is to run fortnightly sessions in Springfield Sports Hall. The staff at Springfield have been very generous and offered me the hall for free for this initial taster session but looking ahead I will need to explore funding opportunities to develop the Initiative and purchase more specialist sports frames for the children.

JTC Jersey Wanderers Paul Greenwood will launch the event on Saturday 29th October 2016 at Springfield alongside Sam Turner the English FA Disability Sports Development Officer.

Anyone wishing to attend should call Paul Greenwood on: 07797932449 or email pnjg.greenwood@gmail.com.

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