Inspiring coaching at Newbattle

A total of 11 children came along to the first in a series of football coaching sessions for young people with disabilities. Run by former soldier Steven Williams, the pilot session was held at Newbattle Community High School recently. Steven is pictured with some of the young participants and fellow coach Michael "Magoo" McCran.
A total of 11 children came along to the first in a series of football coaching sessions for young people with disabilities. Run by former soldier Steven Williams, the pilot session was held at Newbattle Community High School recently. Steven is pictured with some of the young participants and fellow coach Michael "Magoo" McCran.

A total of 11 children came along to the first in a series of football coaching sessions for young people with disabilities.

Run by former soldier Steven Williams, the pilot session was held at Newbattle Community High School recently.

The primary age children had a range of disabilities from cerebral palsy to a visual impairment.

Steven said: “This is a personal project I feel strongly about, I lost my right eye during my time with the army while out on patrol in Kenya and have had to adjust to almost everything.”

The coaching, which included a pirates game, dribbling and ended with a game of football, went down a storm with the young people. The next session will be held on Saturday 29 March at Newbattle Community High School from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

And there’s another session on Saturday 26 April at the same time and the same venue.

To book a place on the coaching sessions contact Steven on 07940 511610.

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