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City Disability Sports

A brand new way of promoting disability sports within Manchester.

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Disability Sports

A new Disability Football and Multi Sports programme is being delivered in partnership with the Premier League PFA Community Fund and Manchester City Council. The programme is designed to increase sporting opportunities and promote disability sport in Manchester.

The disability programme has been very successful over the last three years working with 12 special schools throughout all areas of Manchester engaging a total of over 8,000 people.  We are now offering pupils the chance to try four new sports in addition to football.  Aimed at disabled pupils in special schools the programme will now offer coaching sessions in Football, Rugby, Tennis, Athletics and Netball.  The sessions will cover basic techniques and movement skills through twelve one hour sessions in each of the five sports.

CITC is now offering the new programme FREE to every special school in Manchester.

‘The children have loved the sessions and the comments from the staff have been so positive. Two of the teaching assistants, Sarah and Faiqa, came to me earlier to say how much they have enjoyed the sessions and said that you were so innovative in your approach each week. As a school, staff and pupils we really appreciate everything you do for us. Thank you
Matt Campian, Deputy Head Lancasterian School, Didsbury.

For more information please contact Paul Kelly via email at

CITC also continue to offer extra -curricular football sessions on top of the Special School Football League for Manchester special schools.

If you are older than 8 years of age you can join us for our free training sessions at the following times:

Venue Day Age Time
Active Lifestyle Centre, Denmark Road Monday 8-13 years old
13 years plus
Manchester Tennis and Football Centre, Etihad Campus Tuesday 8 years plus 


Players who attend the disability football sessions have the opportunity to represent the club in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League.  We currently have an Under 16 and Open Age team which represent the club once a month. 

Manchester F.A Disability Player Development Centre

In partnership with Manchester F.A we are delivering the F.A Disability Player Development Centre for the season 2011/12.  A series of 15 weekly coaching sessions are being delivered by coaches from City in The Community at Cedar Mount High School.  The centre aims to develop individual players and acts as a player pathway to regional and national teams.  Players are selected from local schools, clubs and Ability Counts teams and invited to attend the sessions.  
The Player Development Centre is held on Mondays from 6-7.30pm at Cedar Mount High School.
If you are interested in attending the centre or need more information please contact Paul Kelly via email at


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