Awards success for Futsal Club
26 November 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
There was success for one of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's projects at the recent Waltham Forest Celebrating Sports Awards.
London Futsal Club, the only provider of adult partially sighted football within London and part of the Sports M.A.T.E programme, scooped the award for Inclusive Sports Project of the Year at the event held at Waltham Forest Assembly Hall.
Supported by the Foundation, the independently run club competes in the British Blind Sport (BBS) National Partially Sighted League. The squad boasts an array of talent, including Bradley Bricknal and Adam Lione, who represented England at the partially sighted World Cup in Japan in February this year.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has worked with the club since 2008 to support new players to join and sustain their involvement in partially sighted football, whilst also helping them develop their own infrastructure.
Training on a weekly basis at the Score centre, Leyton, London Futsal Club now have their own volunteer coach and club administrator and run various activities throughout the year to help raise funds.
On winning the Inclusive Sports Project of the Year award, Gareth Jones, Senior Inclusion Project Officer for Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic to see how far London Futsal Club have come since gaining the support of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. London Futsal Club are a shining example to many other disability-focused community clubs.
“The next main target for the team is to win the British Blind Sport National League. They’re currently sitting top, five points clear, so we wish them the best of luck.”