Manchester City Stars FC: Season Review
- 02 June 2011 16:15
- Posted by Daniel Landstrom
Just as it has for the Manchester City first team, the 2010/11 season has been successful for Manchester City Stars F.C.
Formed in 2006, Manchester City Stars FC is an FA Chartered Standard Club that provides disabled footballers with the opportunity to play football at extracurricular sessions and represent the club in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League.
There are both ‘Under 16’ and ‘Open Age’ teams that play once a month in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts league. The league is PAN disability, meaning that team members have differing impairments, but will play together regardless of the limitations in play.
The Under 16 team had a particularly impressive season becoming Division 2 champions having lost only one game all season. Five of the team were selected to represent Manchester FA’s Disability Centre of Excellence.
Manchester City Stars is a deaf friendly football club and there is a large number of hearing impaired footballers who attend our sessions. During March City entered a deaf football team into the National Deaf Football Tournament in Derby, organised by the National Deaf Children Society. The team were unfortunately knocked out in the group stages but had a really enjoyable day and were able to meet other hearing impaired footballers from around the country.
The Open Age team have also gone from strength to strength and ended up winning the Division 3 league. The team has really improved this season with record numbers now attending training. The team have also recently entered the Stockport I-Counts Tournaments organised by Stockport County which has further increased the amount of competitive football available to disabled adults.
If you have a disability and are interested in playing for the team, or would just like to play recreational football please feel free to contact Daniel Landstrom on 0161 438 7837 or via email Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org