Boosting wellbeing through football


Local people with learning disabilities are invited to take part in a football fun day on Tuesday 20th September at the Zone in Huddersfield.

The day is being organised by staff from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialist NHS learning disability services to people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

During the football fun day, which runs from 10.45am – 2.00pm at the Zone, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield, people will be able to get involved with lots of football related activities including 5-a-side matches, penalty shoot outs and coaching sessions.

The football fun day has been organised by the Trust’s inclusion team, in partnership with James Doyle, the Disability Football Development Officer for West Riding.

Nigel McLoughlin, professional lead nurse for learning disabilities at the Trust said, "This event is an excellent opportunity for local people with learning disabilities to get involved, not only in their local communities but also in sport. Being active and also being connected to our local community makes a big difference to anybody’s wellbeing.

"This event follows on from the success of the football fun day we held in March, which saw individuals and groups of people with learning disabilities from across the local area, come together through sport and try something new."

To find out more about the football fun day and other events organised by the Trust contact the inclusion team on 01924 328656 or email

Boosting wellbeing through football

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