FOOTBALL LEAGUE KICKS OFF FOR DISABLED STUDENTS

Budding footballers with a disability limbered up ready for their opening game of the season.

Students from colleges across the West Midlands battled it out to make it to the top of the table at City of Wolverhampton College on November 3.

The fixture was the first in the AoC Sport West Midlands Ability Counts Football League 2016/17, with seven teams battling it out for seven minutes each way.

The teams were made up of seven players all of whom have learning difficulties or disabilities.

The Ability Counts Football League was developed for players with a disability who want to play team football. To encourage more players to participate the League has established ‘pan-disability’ groups that allow players with different disabilities to play as one team.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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