Local people with learning disabilities have taken part in a special football fun day at the Zone in Huddersfield on Tuesday 29th March.
The football fun day event was organised by the Trust and included lots of different activities and fun competitions from five aside football matches to penalty shoot outs.
Playing football has both psychological and physical benefits and the event provided an opportunity for people with learning disabilities and/ or complex needs to experience the thrill of the beautiful game in a safe environment with activities suited to meet individual needs and interest.
The event, which was supported by James Doyle the Disability Football Development Officer for West Riding, follows on from the huge success of last year’s World Cup football fun day. While the World Cup may be something the England team wanted to forget there were calls for more fun days at the Zone.
The Trust’s professional lead nurse for learning disabilities, Nigel McLoughlin, said, "We know that physical activity and social inclusion all make a big difference to wellbeing so this event concentrated on these areas. We want people with learning disabilities who use our services to be able to try something new to enhance their wellbeing. Sport is great at bringing people together and building a sense of community."