Disabled Footballers To Play Liverpool?

Disabled Footballers To Play Liverpool?

Published at 7:00am 31st May 2015.

A disability football team from Weymouth could soon be lining up against Premier League opposition

A disability football team from Weymouth could soon be lining up against Premier League opposition after being invited to play in a tournament featuring the Liverpool Ability Counts team.

The Weymouth Cougars have been invited to play in the tournament at Liverpool's Melwood training ground on Saturday 15th August, but they now need to raise enough money to fund the trip.

The team, who play in the Dorset and Wiltshire Ability Counts League, have set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise £2750 to help with the cost of their travel and accommodation.

Cougars manager Nigel Thorne believes his side's involvement in the tournament will help raise awareness about ability counts football in Dorset.

"The hope is for the people of Dorset to become more aware that there is more to football than just professional players.

"People with a disability, who love playing football, can continue playing because the opportunities are there."

Nigel's nephew, Cory Thorne, recently joined the team and he added: "It's very exciting and I've met loads of friends through it, so it's a great way of meeting new people.

"It's something I hold close to my heart after loads of bullying at school about my disability and it's really just a way to let it all out."

For more information please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/WeymouthCougarsAC