A grant from the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation will help young people with physical and mental disabilities continue to develop their football skills.The grant has been made to Adversity United, a club established by 17-year-old Harrogate man Cameron Osburn to promote football for disabled youngsters.
Cameron, who has cerebral palsy, plays for the North East CP team and is aiming for the national team.
He established Adversity United in Harrogate last year to provide playing and training opportunities for primary school children to allow them to build their self confidence ready for the step into secondary education. He leads coaching sessions every week.
The grant will go towards funding additional training and coaching skills.
Cameron left Harrogate Grammar School this year and is aiming for a career in sports coaching. He said: “This grant will enable us to reach even more children as well as improving our skills in coaching them.”
Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation Trustee Sonia Jones said: “The Foundation aims to help young people across Yorkshire be the best they possibly can so Adversity United is exactly the type of project that we want to support.”
Adversity United has also been supported by Harrogate Town FC, which had provided kit and training opportunities, working alongside Cameron. Managing Director Garry Plant said the club was delighted to support more opportunities for disabled youngsters, not only in football but in sport as a whole.
To apply for a grant, simply visit http://www.yorkshireyoungachievers.co.uk/how-to-apply.html
The main fundraiser for the Foundation is the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards. The 26th Awards take place on Thursday 8 November at the Leeds United Centenary Pavilion. They are open to anyone who was born, lives or works in Yorkshire and is under 35. To nominate a winner, simply visit the website at http://www.yorkshireyoungachievers.co.uk/nominations.html