Soccer girls from across Alberta had a special send off last week as they travelled east to represent the Province in a National competition. The u16 Provincial girls’ squad are in Halifax to represent the best of Albertan girl’s soccer. However a break in their pre-tournament training camp allowed them to visit and participate in some active fun with a Special Olympics group in Edmonton. The girls coach John Clubb arranged the visit as a way of bringing together soccer enthusiasts with the goal of showing that the game has universal appeal and promoting a new Soccability program that has been launched by Alberta Soccer Association.
Soccability is a pan-disability program that integrates all soccer enthusiasts with a disability, in the hope of developing more player and coach pathways within disability soccer. Clubb who helped promote similar programs in his native England enthused, “the girls had a great time and memorable send off from the Special Olympians who proved special in more ways than one.” Soccer is fulfilling its role as a world game and soccer players with a disability are part of this increasing community so the program is very important to developing more opportunities for all.
The program currently offers coaching and game sessions to players in Calgary and Edmonton, with the increasing programs being planned over the winter season. For more information on Soccability please visit www.albertasoccer.com or email email@example.com.
If you require further information please contact John Clubb at 1 587- 435- 5611.