28 Feb TOWN FOUNDATION TAKES PL/BT DISABILITY PARTICIPANTS TO NEWCASTLE GAME
The Huddersfield Town Foundation took 12 participants from both EmployAbility and Active Ability sessions up to St. Jamesâ€™ Park for the game against Newcastle United on Saturday 23 February 2019.
The journey up to Newcastle was done in style as the attendees travelled up on the Jumbulance, an accessible travel charity sponsored by the Premier League.
Jumbulance exists in order to make travel possible for adults and children who have a disability or a serious health condition.
Once the participants arrived in Newcastle they met up with staff and fellow participants from the Newcastle United Foundation.
Prior to the game the group all went to play miniature golf before going for a meal which everyone in attendance found enjoyable.
The group then proceeded back to St. Jamesâ€™ Park to watch the match, which apart from the scoreline, everybody really enjoyed.
For most of the participants it was their first away game and will be an experience that they are sure to remember.
Through partnerships with the Premier League and BT, the Town Foundation aims to create opportunities for children and adults living with a disability.
EmployAbility Kirklees is a training and development course aimed predominantly at 16-25 year olds living in Kirklees with any disability who are looking to explore a route into volunteering and employment opportunities.
The overarching aim of Active Ability is to help people with disabilities to become more active, independent and involved in their wider community, and ultimately enjoy the power of sport.
For more information or to get involved please contact the Town Foundationâ€™s Disability Officer Ana Mesarovic on Ana.Mesarovic@htafcfoundation.com.