The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's unique Reach 2 Teach disability football project took centre stage at a charity football day hosted by Basildon United Football Club this month.
A demonstration match took place between a team associated with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation from the project's Amputee Football Hub and a Basildon United PAN-Disability FC XI.
The home side ran out winners on a penalty shoot-out after a 2-2 draw, with our goals scored by Dean Heffer and Lloyd Cherrill.
The PL/PFA Community Fund Reach 2 Teach project has been developed after three years of research into disability football and multi-sports opportunities.
The project encourages specific and PAN disability football groups in particular to develop as independent and sustainable community grass routes clubs, hubs and potentially charitable trusts that have an association with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Through the project, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation intend to educate and support disability football groups in understanding how they can maintain and operate as independently as possible beyond three years of the project.
The project also intends to identify any gaps in provision within disability football at local and national levels.
Reach 2 Teach supports Amputee footballers across London through the development of a Limbless Association football hub in Partnership with the Limbless Association and the Chelsea Football In The Community Football Plus+ Project.