Arsenal’s Inclusion Day

We have held our second International Day of Disabled People Inclusion Day at the Arsenal Hub in December 2016.

A number of young people and adults with disabilities were invited from the local area to take part in a number of activities including projects that were funded by The Arsenal Foundation, such as inclusive bike charity Pedal Power, adapted dance charity Act One Arts Base, sensory book organisation Bag Books and local relaxation therapy organisation The Stress Project.

The event was also captured by photographers from an Arsenal Foundation funded photography project, Wembley to Soweto.

There was adapted football sessions led by Arsenal in the Community staff, adapted to encourage everyone to enjoy football in their own way.

Arsenal in the Community run a number of adapted and specialised football sessions for people with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities.

The day brought together people from different backgrounds with different needs and focussed on highlighting their strengths and a diverse range of opportunities for them locally.

Arsenal’s disability officer Luke Howard said: “The day focussed on allowing everyone who attended to try a variety of activities and offered an opportunity to flourish in an area they love, rather than focussing in areas they may struggle.

“It’s important that we offer more than just a football session for people we work with and ensure that we look at ways to engage everyone with Arsenal.”

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