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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 firmโ€™s office in the city. Earlier this year it received a grant of ยฃ500 from Irwin Mitchell as part of the law firmโ€™s Donโ€™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: โ€œSince 2009, Newcastle United Foundation has been working hard to provide good quality, professional disability football coaching to both adults and children.

โ€œWe take an inclusive approach to football to ensure everyone can enjoy the beautiful game.

โ€œIrwin 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.โ€

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 Mitchellโ€™s Newcastle office and is lead Partner of the SI team, said: โ€œAt Irwin Mitchell, we believe in building strong links within the communities in which we work, and supporting good local causes.

โ€œNewcastle 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.

โ€œThe amputee team intends to compete in the EAFA League next season and we wish them the very best.โ€

Interested in playing for the team?
Email reggie.dornan@nufc.co.uk

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