Flying footballs were the order of the day when Bradford Disability Football Club held a penalty shoot out with Bradford City’s mascot, Billy Bantam in goal.
BLS Commercial team’s Jaimie Dorward ensured her and son Aaron’s efforts didn’t go unrewarded by raising sponsorship to the tune of £111.
They and the other children had to shoot at Billy Bantam and try to score 4 goals. Sponsorship was either a fixed amount or per penalty.
The team is a pan disability team for all with junior and senior teams. They run regular coaching sessions twice per week all year round. The coaches are qualified FA standard coaches with experiences of working and guiding players of all levels and abilities.
They participate in tournaments and games with other clubs throughout the UK. Most recently we went to Chelsea on a weekend trip to London, Bradford City beat Chelsea 2 nil (never thought I’d hear that). In march they will play Manchester United and get a tour of the ground and some free pizza.
As well as offering an excellent environment for the children it also offers some respite for carers and allows them to meet and support each other.
It looks like the children have a lot of fun!
This isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from BLS by a long shot. Stayed tuned for updates in future posts planned for Dispatches.