Irwin Mitchell Gives Backing To Powerchair Football Team
A sports club in Worcester has received a boost from national law firm Irwin Mitchell as part of its campaign to support disability sports.
The Worcester Whizzards powerchair football team will benefit from a £500 donation, with the organisation putting the funds towards a new team kit.
The money has been awarded as part of Irwin Mitchell’s Don’t Quit, Do It campaign which seeks to promote both the physical and psychological benefits of being involved in disability sports and is supported by multiple gold-medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE.
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“The Worcester Whizzards are a great example of how disability sport can play a huge part in so many people’s lives, encouraging them to get active but also enjoy the social side in the process.
“We are very proud to support them as part of our Don’t Quit, Do It initiative. Disability need not be a barrier to sport.” Toni Knott - Solicitor
The Worcester Whizzards powerchair football team play in the Birmingham Development League and have players aged between seven and 16.
Stuart Allen, Coach of Worcester Whizzards, said: “Our club is all about helping children with disabilities realise their potential, not only their sporting potential but also improving their social skills.
“Much of the equipment we need for our members to enjoy football is really expensive so we are so thankful to Irwin Mitchell for its very generous donation.
“I am sure that the money will go a long way in helping to develop our members’ social and sporting skills.”
Charities, individuals and groups involved in inclusive sport are eligible to apply for money to help with the cost of training, buying specialist equipment or taking part in special events. The programme has already given out more than £50,000 to projects across the UK.
Irwin Mitchell is a proud supporter of disability sport and has partnerships the England Amputee Football Association, Boccia England and a host of other related organisations.
The law firm was also the Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 at the London Stadium in July last year, while it also supported the one-day Superhero Series event held at Dorney Lake in Windsor in August.
Read more about Irwin Mitchell's Don't Quit Do It campaign.