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MyAbility Football

‘My Ability Programme’ is a project run by Reading Community Trust, working with a number of Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools and organisations in the Berkshire catchment. The programme works with special schools, delivering school coaching and lunch time clubs, plus school tournaments at the Reading Football Club Dome, throughout the year.

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Alongside this, our coaches work with SEN students in local colleges delivering a sports programme with a number of educational workshops, including weekly deaf friendly sessions at Piggott School in Wargrave.

EFL Grassroots Clubs Programme

Also, a part of the programme funded by the EFLT and Wembley fund we offer the chance for grassroots clubs to participate in a programme to help them become more inclusive. This initiative see’s Reading FC coaches go in and work with local clubs by working with alongside their coaches for 10 weeks in delivering inclusive sessions.

In addition to the 10 weeks the Trust also runs a coaching disabled footballers course each year in partnership with the Berks & Bucks FA to help the coaches gain more experience and a qualification.

As part of the programme the Trust will work with the nearest SEN school/unit to promote the grassroots club session through this initiative the Trust has helped generate 4 new inclusive sessions and 3 new clubs in the 2016/17 season.

In addition Reading FC Community Trust also run the following PAN disability sessions around Wokingham, Slough and Reading.

MyAbility Programmes

Day Time Session Location
Monday 8pm - 9.30pm Deaf Team Training Piggott School, RG10 8BS
Monday 5pm - 6pm Inclusive Football (Ages U16) Bulmershe Leisure Centre, RG5 3EU
Tuesday 5pm - 6pm CP Football Sessions Goals Soccer Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU
Tuesday 6pm - 7pm CFP Newbury Years 16+ Henwick Playing Fields, Thatcham, RG18 3BU
Thursday 7pm - 8pm Inclusive Football (Ages 14+) Goals Centre, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU
Thursday 5pm - 6pm Inclusive Football (Ages 5-16) East Berkshire College, Langley Campus, Station Road, Slough, SL3 8BY
Thursday 6pm - 7pm Inclusive Football (Ages 16+) East Berkshire College, Langley Campus, Station Road, Slough, SL3 8BY
Friday 5pm - 6pm Park House PAN Disability 'Just Play' Park House School, Newbury, RG14 6NQ

For any more information on the My Ability Programme please contact:

Daniel Rook
My Ability Programme Manager
0118 907 2160