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|
|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
|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|