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Derby County FC leads sport programme for disabled youngsters

Derby County Football Club Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Disabled young people are being invited to take part in a sports and fitness programme led by Derby County football club.

The club's coaching staff have teamed up with charity Caudwell Children to help eight to 18-year-olds enhance their skills in games such as football, tennis, cricket, golf and cycling.

Derby County FC has teamed up with charity Caudwell Children to coach disabled youngsters in a range of sports Credit: Caudwell Children

"Children will get the opportunity to learn new skills in sports that they may never have tried before. They'll also get the chance to enhance their skills in games that they are already familiar with.

"Whilst the programme will be full of fun, excitement and energy, it also, very importantly, helps participants to develop leadership, communication skills, collaborative team work, independence, creativity, enterprise and motivation."

– Keller McHenry, short break activities coordinator for Caudwell Children

The free programme will take place at the Shobnall Leisure Complex in Burton-upon-Trent over four days on March 7, 8, 21 and April 11. It will end with a visit to the iPro Stadium to see the Championship club take on Brentford in April.

To book a place, call 01782 6002844 or email

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