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Foundation Undergoes English Federation Of Disability Sport Assessment

The England Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has carried out their national LEAD Self- Assessment with Newcastle United Foundation, making it the first professional club in the country to carry out the programme.

The initiative is aimed at increasing participation and tackling inequality by improving the way sport is planned , managed and delivered in England for disabled people. Feedback from the session will be used to implement an improvement plan across our overall delivery programme of Disability football.

The Foundation currently engages with over 2,284 children, young people and adults through its disability programme, which offers free DS Active, Cerebral Palsy, Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, Powerchair and Amputee football sessions on a weekly basis.

The charity also works with 36 schools offering disability football provision and raising awareness of disability football.

Reggie Dornan commented “It was terrific to have full time staff, management, trustees and Newcastle United’s Head of Safeguarding, Equality and Welfare, Steve Swinyard attending the full day assessment. This enables us to give a full and comprehensive range of feedback from all Foundation projects with regard to our Disability participants to EFDS. We are committed to being the best in the country in our delivery of our Disability football programme.”

Tom Webster the EFDS engagement officer for the North East said : “Newcastle United Foundation is the first football club foundation who have undergone the LEAD (Leading Equitable Accessible Delivery) self-improvement process with the English Federation of Disability Sport. The Foundation already has an outstanding offer for disabled people in the North East, and the leadership and vision which they have shown will only enhance this. We’re delighted that Newcastle United Foundation has come on board as an Associate Member of EFDS and look forward to supporting them further in the future.”

For more information on how you can get involved
Email foundation@nufc.co.uk

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