Community Foundation would like to thank David Hopkins Foundation for their recent
presentation of their generous donation of £1,000 that will go towards funding
our Children and Adults Disability Football and Multisport Project.
Dixon, from David Hopkins Foundation recently visited the under 16’s Monday
disability football training session at Life Leisure, Houldsworth Village in
Reddish to watch the group being coached by the Foundations Disability Football
coaches Adrian Bates and Matti Oates. Ian was very pleased to see how the group
were enjoying themselves, having fun and showing off their skills and very
kindly featured in a photo with the team.
of this type are invaluable to our Charitable Foundation and the £1000 will
help towards funding the disability projects coaching equipment, teams entrance
fees to tournaments and coaching costs. This will help maintain the disability
project and the sessions that we currently run which are as follows: -
- Weekly junior and adult
football/multisport coaching sessions.
- Monthly Ability Counts Tournaments
for both junior teams and adult teams.
- Professional Footballer involvement
and half time matches at home games.
- Volunteering Opportunities.
Bates, the Foundations Disability Football Development Officer said:
would like to thank Ian Dixon and David Hopkins Foundation for kindly
supporting our Disability Football and Multisport project with this very kind
donation. The project that we run is designed to extend physical activity
opportunities for disabled children, young people and adults in Stockport and the
local area. This donation will directly benefit those taking part and help make
such a positive difference by increasing the opportunity for disabled people to
play football and take part in a range of multisport opportunities, helping to
promote a healthy lifestyle”
Foster-Grime, Vice Chairman and Director of County’s Community Foundation was
delighted and commented:
kind award means such a lot to the children and young adults we support at
Stockport County. Our project values the exceptional young people involved in
disability sport, strengthening their confidence whilst helping them to
discover they can meet many challenges through the power of sport. I was
particularly privileged to have worked alongside David Hopkins who was such an
inspiration to all of us who campaigned to promote the power of sport in
transforming lives. David would be so proud of the work Ian and the David
Hopkins Foundation team continue in his memory. “
If you know
anyone who would like to access the Stockport County Community Foundations
Disability Coaching Football Sessions please contact Adrian Rigby-Bates on 0161
286 8888 (option 3) or email firstname.lastname@example.org