During our week of celebration, which included inclusiveness and disability participation as well as the Level Playing Field Week of Action, we showcased just some of the work we do out in the community.
On Monday, our junior pan-disability players who attend their weekly training sessions with us, had a visit from players Ryan Cooney and Dougie Nyaupembe. Whilst at the session, both Ryan and Dougie were more than happy to join in. First was a passing game called ‘Around the Clock’, then each player took a team each in a mini football match, with Dougie’s team coming out on top.
Not only that, but to add to the children’s experience, Ryan even helped out doing a bit of coaching, and provided hints and tips around different passing techniques. Not only does this show the support the club has for offering opportunities to all, but it also showcases the support from the players, who took time out to come down and support these young players.
That wasn’t all, as no player visit would be complete without a Question and Answer session. Lots of questions were asked and both Ryan and Dougie were more than happy to answer, giving a great insight into what day-to-day life is like for a footballer, and offering some fantastic advice to our young, aspiring footballers.
This was yet again a great experience for all involved. A big thank you to Bury FC, Ryan Cooney and Dougie Nyaupembe.