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DSActive Football Project Receives Help From Donation

Posted on: 24/05/2016

The DSActive football programme, being run at Carter Community College in Poole, has received a welcome boost of funds from a local business.

Every month, Longfleet Youth Football Club coaches run football sessions for people aged 5 and over with Down’s syndrome. The essence of DSActive is to provide children and young people with Down syndrome more opportunities to play sport in a comfortable and competitive environment.

“We run these sessions in conjunction with the Dorset FA and we are the first voluntary community club across the entire country to launch regular DSActive football provision,” says Beverley Bowers, Secretary and Treasurer for Longfleet Youth Football Club. “Each session is taken by our trained and experienced coaches and Football Futures Volunteers who create a friendly and supportive environment for players to get active, play football and meet new people. Through football, the project aims to improve the participants overall physical, social and emotional health.”

The donation will be used towards coach education costs and to purchase kit for players.
“As the project is run solely by volunteers, donations such as the one made by J.P. Morgan, are extremely important to us,” added Beverley. “We want to ensure the programme remains viable for the future and to expand the opportunities the DSActive Football Programme already provides.”

(J.P. Morgan employs 4,000 people at its technology and operations centre in Bournemouth and has a strong history of community engagement).

To find out more about the project contact Beverley via email bbowers.longfleetyfc@gmail.com or phone 07703 744564.

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