Premier League Disability Football Festival 2024

Teams from 18 Foundations and CCOs representing clubs from across the north of England came together to take part in a Premier League Disability Football Festival at the Herlingshaw.

With many taking the opportunity to have their photo taken alongside the Premier League trophy, which was on display throughout the event, the day combined football with a Save The Planet workshop and other fun activities.

Seven-a-side games saw players with a variety of disabilities compete against each other throughout a day which was blustery throughout, sunny in the morning and thundery showers in the afternoon.

No complaints from anyone, though, as Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United and Sheffield United were individual group winners. No-one left empty handed with every participant winning a medal and a Nike shoulder bag, not forgetting a free ice-cream.

Middlesbrough Women player Fran Ward took time out of her busy schedule to come along and enjoy the experience, staying to help present the medals and trophies.

Each team were given plants to take away and help create a bug garden in their own environment when they returned home as part of a well-received workshop, one which helped everyone understand the importance of making small changes to help the environment.

Competing teams:
Boro, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bradford City, Burnley, Doncaster, Grimsby, Huddersfield, Hull City, Leeds United, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Preston North End, Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland and Wigan Athletic.

Thank you to each and every one for playing your part, we hope you enjoyed a special day.

Comprehensive photo gallery will be available week commencing Monday July 8th.