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Newcastle United Foundation Amputee Football Club Tackle Law Firm

Newcastle United Foundation Amputee Football Club is preparing for its first season in the EAFA Football League by playing a team from law firm Irwin Mitchell.

The Foundation has strong links with the law firm’s office in the city. Earlier this year it received a grant of £500 from Irwin Mitchell as part of the law firm’s Don’t Quit, Do It campaign; to be put towards helping the team with purchasing training equipment, venue hire for training sessions and travel expenses for fixtures.

Re-established thirteen months ago, the amputee team competed for the first time in the EAFA National League Cup competition earlier this year, finishing runners-up in the Plate competition, after losing their first round tie in the Cup competition to eventual winners Portsmouth, 2-0.

The friendly will take place on 8th October at Walker Activity Dome, kick off at 7pm.

Reggie Dornan, Senior Disability Football Development Officer, said: “Since 2009, Newcastle United Foundation has been working hard to provide good quality, professional disability football coaching to both adults and children.

“We take an inclusive approach to football to ensure everyone can enjoy the beautiful game.

“Irwin Mitchell has been great with the team, helping us with training equipment, ensuring we can travel to fixtures, and providing us with a friendly as we prepare for our first season in the league.”

The EAFA Football League is sponsored by Irwin Mitchell and the first round of matches is scheduled to take place on 27th January next year. The pre-season cup will take place next month, on 17th November at Manchester City Football Club Academy.

Fran Mayes, who heads up the Personal Injury team at Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office and is lead Partner of the SI team, said: “At Irwin Mitchell, we believe in building strong links within the communities in which we work, and supporting good local causes.

“Newcastle United Foundation does some fantastic work and has a strong history of providing professional disability football coaching to both adults and children, and we are proud to be able to help out.

“The amputee team intends to compete in the EAFA League next season and we wish them the very best.”

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