Pompey in the Community held an inclusion day at Portsdown Primary School a couple of weeks ago, raising £542.36, which is going towards supporting The Makaton Charity (£250) and Ukrainian support charities (£292.36).

Children from Warblington School who are working towards their Sports Leaders qualification did a brilliant job in helping the PitC coaches run a variety of different activities for the pupils of Portsdown Primary School to enjoy, including amputee football, goal ball and blind football.  The idea of the day was to help promote an understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in sport.  There should be no barriers to anyone taking part in sport and the children explored this ideal to the maximum, making the most of the opportunities they were offered.  The faces in the photographs show just how much fun the children had trying out different activities.

The day was enriched further, by visits from Jay Sadler, Pompey Women’s first team manager and Pompey amputee footballers TJ and Kirk, who gave talks to the children about playing in an amputee football team and their life experiences.

If you would like to know more about the disability provision or the Sports Leaders course that Pompey in the Community offers, please contact: [email protected]