Special Olympics for all footballers

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A Special Olympics for football players with learning disabilities was launched at Broadfield Stadium on November 1. Outreach 3 Way, a provider of support for people with learning disabilities and people with autism, set up the Special Olympics.

The club gives learning disability football teams the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis.

Learning disability teams from across West Sussex and representatives of Crawley Football Club, Sussex County FA and the Special Olympics joined the event.

Bob Leeves, sports and leisure manager for Outreach 3 Way, said: “This initiative is new to the north of the county and it’s really exciting to be offering up further sporting opportunities to people with learning disabilities.”

Regular football training for people with learning disabilities is also organised by Outreach 3 Way, which takes place on Tuesday afternoons in Crawley.

More teams can still register. Anybody interested in the training sessions should contact Bob Leeves on bob.leeves@outreach3way.org or 01293 544773.