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Foundation SEN Schools Project comes to a season end

The Premier League/ BT Disability Fund has enabled Newcastle United Foundation to provide a free 6 week block of in school Disability football sessions at 43 SEN schools across the region.

The sessions were used as a taster to encourage children to attend our 12 children’s regional after school and weekend coaching centres, which run all year round. Additionally the Foundation was able to identify talented children to invite on to our  FA Regional Talent Centre Pathways.

The Foundation is currently delivering sessions in Bamburgh SEN School in South Shields and is working with Zoe Doyle their PE Co Ordinator. The sessions are delivered by our coach Michael Woods, who is FA afpe trained to deliver Offsted approved PE lessons.

The partnership with the school was cemented because Zoe expressed the desire to learn more in depth of how an afpe programme worked in detail. She wanted to learn from Michael to enable her carry on the sessions after our 6 week project ended.

Foundation Disability Coach Reggie Dornan said: “The sessions highlighted how good our partnership with local SEN schools is and how we are able to strengthen our relationship with them through Premier league / BT Disability Fund.

Zoe Doyle at Bamburgh School added: “Michael was excellent with the pupils and they all enjoyed his coaching.  I could see how they improved and grew in confidence, particularly some of the pupils who do not play a lot of football.”

For more details on our Disability programmes please contact Reggie Dornan.

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