Burnley FC in the Community’s Danny Ings Disability Sport Project continues to go from strength to strength creating, new and exciting opportunities for disabled people to access sporting provision.
The fantastic work of the project has been recognised as Burnley FC in the Community have been approached with the opportunity to take a select squad to play in the VIII International Trophy Ciutat De Barcelona - a special 5 a side disability futsal tournament. Currently in its eighth year, the event will take place on the 22nd – 24th September and is a key feature in the Barcelona Sports calendar.
The VIII International Trophy Ciutat De Barcelona is held in association with the ACELL Federation (The Catalan Sports Federation), the Special Olympics Catalunya and the City Council of Barcelona. The collaboration between the three organisations sees squads representing club’s including FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax and Real Madrid C.F. take part in the tournament, ensuring that Burnley FC are in esteemed company!
The BFCitC squad for the tournament has been devised from the most committed, hardworking players that currently play for Burnley Disability Football Club and follow the club’s philosophy that hard work and dedication is rewarded.
The tournament itself will take place at the CEM Mundet of Barcelona Sports Centre and the competition will take a league format and conclude with a presentation at Barcelona Council. As well as taking in the inspiring atmosphere, the team will enjoy the famous sights of Barcelona and a tour of Camp Nou Stadium - the home of FC Barcelona and the largest stadium in Spain and Europe.
Burnley FC in the Community’s Disability Development Officer, Lewis Rimmer said: “The competitive strand of the project is one that is growing at an accelerated rate, with a total of 6 teams. It is a great feat that people in the local area with a disability can access opportunities in competitive sport, in a safe, positive, unpressured environment.”
“It is a massive achievement for everybody involved in the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project that we have been presented this opportunity, due to hard work and dedication and one that we will ensure we get the most out of.”
“Attending a tournament at any level is an exciting occasion, even more so when you consider this one is on the international stage and up against some of the house hold names of football!”
“I speak for all the players and staff when I say we cannot wait to get out there and show them how we do things here at Burnley FC in the Community, whatever the outcome!”
To keep up to date with all the action of how the team are getting on this weekend keep an eye on Burnley FC in the Community’s Twitter @BurnleyFC_Com, Facebook @burnleyfccommunity and Instagram @burnleyfc_com.
For more information on the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project and how to get involved visit www.burnleyfccommunity.org/sport/danny-ings-disability-sport-project or contact Lewis Rimmer on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01282 704716 or 0793485336