Pulling in the players

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Team manager and coach Will Hunt has been running Cornard Dynamos Disability football for 11 years.

Amanda Plumb, who joined him three years ago, has become a level one coach and consistent member of the team, organizing funding, registration and helping with the sessions.

They are both dedicated to the benefits of providing football training for anyone with a disability who wants to play.

Difficulties that players have range from dyslexia to Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties to cerebral palsy. Football is played every Saturday at Blackhouse Lane from 12–2 pm.

No one is turned away, and the age range of the group is from eight to 45. Not only is this an excellent opportunity for boys and girls to keep fit, but it also provides a supportive social network for team members, parents and carers.

Registration costs £20 per year, and the team plays in a local league which involves Waveney, Kirkley, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. The team now has 44 registered players, and has added a second session due to increased numbers.

Two tournaments have been played this season, and won by the Premiership team with the Champion and League teams coming in as runners-up in their category.

The next tournament is in Bury St Edmunds on April 16.