You may know that Hereford Lad’s Club has been running the Inclusive Football session at the Point 4 on Wednesdays (6.00 – 7.00pm) since September 2014. It is facilitated by an F.A. qualified coach and caters for young players (12 – 16 years) with a range of disabilities.

However, we are pleased to announce that ECHO is now working in partnership with Lad’s Club to provide Inclusive Football opportunities for a 17 – 25 years Transition session, running alongside the existing training.

As the name suggests, Inclusive Football is about providing an opportunity for the young players regardless of their disability or football aptitude – the focus is on participation, fitness and fun.


Here are some comments from the regular players:

“I like the warm up, jogging, playing a match and taking penalties – and seeing everyone”

“It’s fun football that matches my needs”

“I like being involved in a football team and being valued”

“It has taught me to be a team player”

“It gives a chance to play no matter what your difficulties are, to be involved in a team and feel valued”.


For more information or to enquire about a player joining either age group session, please contact the ECHO office on 01568 620307.

Download the flyer here: Inclusive Football 2017