Today we feature one of the many supporters and volunteers at disability football. He has been awarded the FA Grassroots Awards 2020, West Riding FA, Volunteer of the Year.
Winner: Matthew Groves Hemingway (Bradford City Disability FC)
Matthew was the first community volunteer at Bradford City AFC.
With learning difficulties and non-verbal he plays football for Bradford City Disability FC.
His dedication and tenacity have been a large part of driving forward the club’s programmes.
Over four years he has done his FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Course, he helps out in schools coaching; when he is not playing football, he is volunteering at every fundraiser, event and game for other teams.
Matthew has a passion for social media and runs the Bradford City Disability FC Twitter and Facebook pages making sure everyone knows about the good work the club are doing. He used this platform to contact McDonald’s Thornbury and with some help this developed into a fantastic partnership for the club for which McDonald’s were awarded The FA Grassroots Community Award for National Restaurant of the Year 2019.
Seeing him every day has changed the perception of many people about people with disabilities and the value that they can bring to sport.
Bradford City Disability FC wish to thank their sponsor at BIST Group for their ongoing support of all of our volunteers.
There has been an update on training @Bradford City Disability FC……
Tuesday 8th September we will be back at Bradford Academy 5pm until 7pm (outside only for all age groups)
Thursdays… Venue not open!! (We are looking at alternatives in the area) 6 -8pm
Anyone interested in joining our disability club call Paul Jubb 07845568226
Bradford People First, Equality Together, Disabled Children’s Information Service (Bradford), Bradford & District Disabled People’s Forum and SNOOP, Special Needs Objective Outreach Project.