OVER 50 clubs from all over the UK and Ireland descended on the Billy Neill Complex, Dundonald last week for the annual Coca-Cola Community Cup.
Over the two days of the competition, some 200 competitive games on 11 pitches took place producing a wonderful spectacle of disability football in Northern Ireland. Clubs are classified into one of four ability bands to ensure a level playing field and to give all competing teams the opportunity to win the Coca-Cola Community Cup.
The G.D.F.C A team ended up finishing 3rd in band 1 and the G.D.F.C B team finished runners up in band 4.
This 5-a-side disability football event is for disability football clubs and adult centres that cater for players with a learning and/or physical disability and/or sensory impairment.
Alan Crooks, Development Manager for Disability Football at the Irish FA was keen to praise the efforts of all competing teams: “It’s great to see so many talented players from all over the UK and Ireland testing themselves against teams of similar ability. The finals in particular were very impressive this year, ultra competitive but played in the right spirit of the game.