Somerset’s Disability Club of the Year … again
Our thriving disability section has been recognised with a prestigious accolade.
It was named Disability Club of the Year for the second time at Somerset FA’s annual awards evening.
Jason Fox, who runs the section, received the award from Liam Woodward – one of the county body’s directors – during the presentations at Huish Park, home of Yeovil Town.
Somerset FA said in the citation: “The winners of this award have been one of the pillars of disability football in the county for numerous years.
“They provide adults with disabilities a platform to enjoy the beautiful game and, over the last few years, have now expanded their offer to a youth disability setup with children ranging from eight to 15 being given an opportunity to play.
“With their solid coaching group being led the very experienced and knowledgeable Jason Fox, the club has gone strength to strength.
“They have not only increased their player base from two to three adult teams for this season, they were also selected a few years ago to pilot a new exciting FA disability football programme which is due for launch in the next few months.
“The players are a credit to the club and are real models to others.”
Jason said afterwards: “It’s always an honour to pick up county awards – it just shows we are doing something right.”
“The adult and youth teams are doing extremely well. We have added an extra side to the Ability Counts League for the adults, so we now have three teams – one in each division.
“The youth team currently have 12 to 15 players at training sessions which is amazing and the adults have 18 to 24 at their training sessions so numbers are good.
“We can always do with more players of any abilities – it’s just brilliant are numbers are increasing.
“We are training at Castle School in Taunton on a Monday night between 7pm and 8pm on the Astro and at Bishop Fox’s in Taunton on a Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm.
“We are always looking for new players or coaches to come and join us, no matter what abilities they have.”
Our chairman, Mike Hall, congratulated Jason, his helpers and the players on receiving the award, which they also won in 2018-19.
“We couldn’t be more proud of their wonderful offering which is testimony to the tremendous amount of work put in by Jason, his fellow coaches and everyone else involved.”
If you would like further information about the section – or are interested in becoming a sponsor – please call Jason on 07477 100529.