New Stalybridge Celtic Junior’s pan-disability sessions kick off

STALYBRIDGE Celtic Juniors’ new pan-disability football sessions have kicked off.

Eddie and John taking part in the blind footballers’ session on the FA course

Volunteer coaches Eddie Norton, John Lees, Mike Taylor and Liam Whitehead attended the FA’s coaching disabled footballers course to learn new skills needed to coach players with a wide range of disabilities.

The course looked at coaching players with learning difficulties, deaf, blind and visually impaired, cerebral palsy, amputee footballers and power chair and wheelchair football.

Sessions are open to disabled children between the ages of seven and 11 at Copley Recreation Centre every Tuesday between 6pm-7pm. For further info, contact Mike on 07714 459156.

Meanwhile, Back The ‘Bridge, in conjunction with Stalybridge Celtic Juniors, are going to provide 24 Christmas hampers to some of the town’s most vulnerable families.

The hampers will be distributed by Tameside4Good and Holy Trinity foodbank in the hope of bringing a little Christmas cheer to those in most need and will also help showcase that the senior and junior clubs have the interests of the wider community at heart, but your help is needed.

All donations, no matter how small will be gratefully received.

Items can be dropped off on Saturday at Stalybridge Celtic Juniors on Mossley Road, Ashton-under-Lyne between 9.30am and 12.30pm until December 2, or weekdays during business hours at Bower Fold and also home match days prior to Christmas at Bower Fold.

Stalybridge Celtic will be including a free family ticket for a festive fixture and Stalybridge Celtic Juniors will be including free coaching vouchers.

υυ After winning all their matches in league one, Celtic U7s, managed by Leighton Atwal, have been promoted to the championship in the East Manchester Junior league. This is their first season playing together and they’ve started in this best possible way.

The weekly soccer school at the Mossley Road will soon be taking its winter break, with their  last session being Dec 2, and re-opening on Saturday February 3.


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