Friday, 20 May 2011
Worcester Blind Football Club is celebrating after winning the national league for the third time.
The team, which is made up largely of University of Worcester staff, students and graduates, beat Sporting Club Albion (West Bromwich Albion’s blind football team) 3-0 to secure their place at the top of the FA league.
Coach David Mycock, who is also the coach for Great Britain blind football and a lecturer at the University, said: “It was a fantastic end to the season. We needed a draw, but we won 3-0. I’m so proud of the team. That is the third title we have won now in the last four years, which is a huge achievement.”
The team is made up of University of Worcester graduates Lewis Skyers, Keryn Seal, Aj Ahmed and Patrick Haynes, along with University staff member Will Norman, New College Worcester students Liam Gillett and Fritz Bisau, plus Robin Williams, Adrian Snellgrove and Dan Bailey.
There were also match analysts and coaches from the University. Several of the team were making their debut this season.
The University of Worcester has a strong commitment to disability sports with extensive work in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing, among others. The new Worcester Arena planned by the University for the City is being designed with disability sport at its heart.