Article and Photographs: Jonathan White
Nantwich Town Disability Football (NTDF) provide football sessions for all ages and all disabilities. They are an award-winning disability football setup, based at Nantwich Town Football Club on the Applewood Arena 3G astroturf pitch.
NTDF are looking to purchase new kits for the upcoming season. NTDF run 3 different teams: Nantwich Town Cubs, Nantwich Town PAN, and Nantwich Town Wolves.
- Nantwich Town Cubs (under 16’s) have their coaching session every Sunday (4-5pm). The session is aimed at under 16s male or female with any form of physical or mental disability. The aim is to create a fun environment for all and to nurture the children’s abilities to feed into the adult session when they turn 16.
- Nantwich Town PAN (adult pan-disability team) have their coaching session every Friday (7-8pm). The session is aimed at any person male or female aged 16 or over, who has any form of disability physical or mental. The session is for any level of footballing ability and are for those who want to improve their footballing skills and want to compete in an Ability Counts Football League.
- Nantwich Town Wolves (visually impaired) meet every Friday (7-8pm). This is a visually impaired specific team that plays in the national Partially Sighted Football League and are a competitive team with players of mixed abilities. They welcome any players male or female over the age of 16 with a registered eye condition.
The three teams all are sponsored by local disability company Direct Access and feature a wide range of disabilities including autism, visual impairments, heart conditions, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
The new kits are required for Nantwich Town Cubs so they all have the same kit to train in, for Nantwich Town PAN as they require match kits for the League they are entering in September, and for Nantwich Town Wolves as the kits have wear & tear and new players are joining.
The total cost for the new kits is £2,900 and over £2,000 has already been raised.
To donate, please visit NTDF’s GoFundMe page.
Craig Acton, Nantwich Town Disability Football, said: “We are currently hoping to purchase new kits for the upcoming season for our under 16s, adult pan-disability and visually impaired football teams. We need your help. Please give anything you can. It will all be gratefully appreciated.”
For further information relating to Nantwich Town Disability Football, please search Nantwich Town Disability Football on Facebook.