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Special Needs Football

By Alan Murray - Posted on 24 October 2011

Special Needs Football: Awaiting the presentations.
Special Needs Football: An Interception.
Special Needs Football: Preparing to kick.

Now in its 14th year, 220 pupils took part in the Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival, held at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 10th October 2011.

A total of 17 schools entered 31 teams from an area that is centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands, and includes parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

The competition was run by the Wylde Green Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs.

Festival Organiser Nick Thurston of the Wylde Green Rotary Club said:

'It was good to see the pupils developing their team working skills in a friendly but competitive environment and having such a good time in the process! We all had great fun! '

Sponsorship was kindly provided by the City of Birmingham Playing Fields Association and many Rotary Clubs within the District.Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Anita Ward and Rotary's District Governor Brian Kimberley presented the teams with their trophies and every player with a medal. 

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