Pan Disability Football Festival Success
Derby County Community Trust followed up their Over 16s Pan Disability Premier League win by winning the Pan Disability Football Festival in Nottingham over the weekend.
We entered four sides into the festival across three different categories, with the players being made up of participants from our Pan Shooters, Ability Counts, CP and Get Set To Go and DS Active sessions.
Derby County ‘A’ were overall winners after topping their group and winning the play off final adding to their league success. Our second adult side were runners up in their group, giving the Trust two sides in the top four of the over 16s competition. Our development side made up of younger players finished fourth in their group after some strong performances.
In the under 16s tournament our side finished the group stages in second place after going unbeaten. They took part in the play off semi-final and narrowly missed out on a place in the final, losing 3-2 on penalties.
Stuart Asquith, Inclusion Officer (Disability), said: “It was great to see so many teams come together, it really shows how much Pan Disability Football is growing.
“I’m proud of our players as well. They all did really well and for some of them it was the first time they have taken part in anything like this. I was really impressed with how they all came together to support each other as well. It showed the family spirit we have made across all the different sessions that we run.”
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