Turn up & Play Pan Disability Football sessions

Turn up & Play Pan Disability Football sessions

NLY’s James Grayson and Glasshoughton Welfare’s Connor Rollinson are jointly leading the venture which is also aimed at delivering sports coaching to people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

The pair are currently the lead coaches for Pontefract Pirates, the large adult & junior football club for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

They are also starting Turn Up and Play sessions at Community Centre, the home of Nostell Miners Welfare, from Friday 15th September (6pm to 7pm) with adults with intellectual disabilities and learning difficulties.

James and Connor said: “When we have chatted socially, we soon realised that we are on the same wavelength and have a lot in common.

“We are both very passionate about Disability Football and helping people who are disabled, have learning difficulties or are socially disadvantaged.

“We soon realised that we could use Non League Yorkshire as a force for good. We see Non League Yorkshire as a big key which could unlock fantastic opportunities for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

“We immediately spoke to (Pontefract Pirates chairman) Trevor Waddington and he gave his full support to our ideas.”

Disability Adults poster