Learning disabled football fans urged to get active and get involved with footie fun day


Local people in Kirklees with learning disabilities are invited to take part in a football fun day on Tuesday 19th June at the Zone in Huddersfield.

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.

The event will be opened by the new Mayor of Kirklees, David Ridgway and Trust chief executive Steven Michael.

Nigel McLoughlin, professional lead nurse for learning disabilities at the Trust said, "We know that physical activity and social inclusion all make a big difference to wellbeing and this event is a great opportunity for local people to get involved. We want people with learning disabilities who use our services to be able to try something new to enhance their wellbeing and sport is a great way to bring people together and build a sense of community.”

"The football fun day will also have an Olympic theme as it is part of the Trust’s Get active get involved 2012 campaign, which will see activities organised by staff at the Trust in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

The football fun day is just £2.00 per person, but there is no charge for carers. Places are limited and will be allocated to applicants who apply first.

To find out more about the football fun day contact the inclusion team on 01924 328656 or email inclusion@swyt.nhs.uk Full details of all events organised as part of the Get active get involved 2012 campaign are available on the Trust website www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/get-active-get-involved-2012

Learning disabled football fans urged to get active and get involved with footie fun day

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