SaintsAbility

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SaintsAbility offers regular football sessions for people of all ages with physical and cognitive impairments. Daytime, evening and weekend community sessions are available at various venues across the county. Thanks to the Premier League/BT Disability fund, that the Saints Foundation go the extra mile to inspire the next generation and to showcase their ability rather than their disability.

“All of these opportunities have been so important for Ellie, it’s given her regular hobbies and exercise, she’s made new friends who have similar abilities and impairments, and she’s even received a Blue Peter Badge as a sports ambassador for inspiring others to play. We have benefited hugely as a family as a result of these Saints Foundation sessions, and Ellie can’t wait to carry on progressing with her football.” – Christine Wheatley, Mother of Ellie – SaintsAbility participant

OPEN ACCESS SESSIONS

SaintsAbility provide football and multi-sports activities to primary and secondary SEN schools with links for the young people to open access sessions in the evenings and during the weekends.

There are also sessions during the day for adults (16+) to enjoy football. At Saints Foundation we believe that everybody should have the opportunity to enjoy football. This is why a pathway has been created to enable participants attending the engaging open access sessions to play more football if they wish.

Participants who wish to play competitively will be signposted to inclusive teams that are involved in our Hampshire Pan Disability League. Our open access timetable is as follows:

WHEN WHAT WHERE AGE GROUP COST WHO FOR
Monday 10:00-11:00 Football River Park Leisure Centre, Winchester 16+ Free All Abilities
Monday 20:00-22:00 Football Oasis Academy, Lords Hill 16+ Free All Abilities
Wednesday 10:30-11:30 Football Chamberlayne Leisure Centre 16+ £2.60 Basic Skills
Wednesday 11:30-12:30 Football Chamberlayne Leisure Centre 16+ £2.60 Football Skills
Wednesday 17:30-18:30 Boxing Ageas Bowl, Hedge End 5+ Free All Abilities & Fitness Levels
Thursday 14:00-15:00 Football Fleming Park, Eastleigh 16+ £3.00 All Abilities
Sunday 09:00-10:30 Football Oasis Academy, Lords Hill 5-15 Free All Abilities
Sunday 10:30-12:00 Football Oasis Academy, Lords Hill 16+ Free All Abilities

IMPAIRMENT SPECIFIC SESSIONS

SESSION TYPE WHEN WHERE AGE COST
Down Syndrome Football Tuesday 19:00 – 20:00 Great Oaks School, Southampton 11 – 16 FREE
Deaf Football Saturday 10:45 – 11:45 Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh 5 – 15 FREE
Blind/Visually Impaired Football Saturday 10:45 – 11:45 Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh 5 – 15 FREE