It was a successful day of football for the four Burnley Disability FC squads who took part in a series of Ability Counts League fixtures at PlayFootball Preston last Saturday.
A group of 28 players travelled to the venue with Burnley FC in the Community coaches to compete in fixtures across four separate leagues within the Lancashire FA branch of the Ability Counts League.
With each squad playing five matches, the fixtures were structured in five-a-side games, lasting eight minutes each.
The squads competed across the Ability Counts’ Premier League, Championship, League One and Under 16s league. The Premier League Burnley Disability FC squad went on to successfully win four of the five matches they competed in.
Former Burnley FC footballer, Danny Ings, who founded and funds the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project – under which Burnley Disability FC sits – was kept abreast of the results throughout the day by Burnley FC in the Community’s coaches. Danny expressed his support of the teams and was delighted to hear of their success as the group travelled back to Burnley.
The Danny Ings Disability Sport Project offers disabled people in Burnley and the surrounding areas the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of taking part in sport. To learn more about the project and how to get involved, please contact Head of Sport, Matt Pounder on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please visit www.burnleyfccommunity.org.