24th Jan, 2019

Talented Reds show their abilities

Liam Moakes 27th Jul, 2018

THERE was delight for the Redditch United team which netted a title triumph in the Birmingham Ability Counts League Premiership (Adults) division.

The team, affiliated to Redditch United FC, won six, drew three and lost just one of their ten league games on their way to glory as they finished three points above runners-up Kidderminster.

Manager Craig Mathews said it was a deserved reward for the team’s dedication.

“The side have worked so hard to achieve this and their success brings great pride to the players, myself and everyone connected with the team,” said Mathews.

“The club’s disability section was established in 2010 and we have four teams now but we are really in need of some help with new coaches, volunteers and sponsorship.

“There were two or three other coaches on board with this but it’s just myself now, so help is really needed as each team plays a tournament once a month so it’s a lot for me to handle on my own.

“I’d be thrilled to hear from any coaches or volunteers willing to help out. No skills are needed as we will put them through their coaching courses.

“We just ask for a good personality and enthusiasm – some life experience really – as these are key qualities in helping our players to progress.”

The Reds’ disability sides are also seeking sponsorship for match day jackets and travel having not had financial backing since 2014 when a two-year deal with Beoley’s Oakland International came to an end.

Birmingham Ability Counts League is an FA Charter Standard League for footballers who have a disability, covering all age groups from juniors to open age leagues for adults.

To help with any of the above, call Craig Mathews on 07495 545511.

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