Disabled people take part in football tournament in Edmonton

Disabled people take part in football tournament

Disabled people take part in football tournament

First published in Enfield Independent: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter - north London

People with learning disabilities held their own special Olympic tournament as part of a scheme to get them involved in sport.

One-to-One Enfield held a football match at the Southbury Leisure Centre, in Southbury Road, Enfield, in association with Special Olympics Great Britain.

Part of the Unified Sports initiative, it enables people of all ages with learning disabilities to practice and play together on the same teams as people of all ages.

Edmonton MP Andy Love was invited to the event to present winners with medals.

He said: “Nearly two years has passed since the Paralympics were held in London so it’s great to see the momentum to make sport inclusive continuing here on our doorstep in Enfield.

One-to-One plays a vitally important role in helping local residents with learning difficulties take part in all aspect of community life.

“Sport is one of those things that has the power to bring people of all abilities together and the enjoyment of all players at the football tournament was palpable.”

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