‘My Ability Programme’ is a project run by Reading Community Trust, working with a number of Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools and organisations in the Berkshire catchment. The programme works with special schools, delivering school coaching and lunch time clubs, plus school tournaments at the Reading Football Club Dome, throughout the year.

We offer the SEN schools the chance to complete in a number of SEN tournaments throughout the year which are hosted in the Reading Football Club training dome, at the Madejski Stadium.

Alongside this, our coaches work with SEN students in local colleges delivering a sports programme with a number of educational workshops, including weekly Down’s syndrome and deaf friendly sessions at Goals Soccer Centre in Woodley.

My Ability Programme Manager

It will also support mental health sessions across three centres in Reading, Bracknell and Slough – delivering coaching sessions and supporting teams in the local FA Disability League. Trust staff will also be working with the Down’s Syndrome Association delivering weekly sessions for children with down’s syndrome, with the view to having a DSA active team competing in national tournaments and friendlies.

The Reading Lions wheelchair team will also be supporting, delivering up to 10 coaching sessions a year – while deaf friendly sessions will be taking place from October in partnership with Total Communication. We will also support adult day services by running weekly coaching sessions alongside Reading Borough council, promoting healthy lifestyles.

We also aim to provide advice and coaching sessions to grassroots clubs in the Reading area who are interested in starting up their own soccer ability sessions. Special mention goes to the funders of the project – The Premier League, Berks & Bucks FA and Get Berkshire Active.


My Ability Programmes

Thursday 7pm - 8pmPAN Disability yEAR 14 +Goals Centre, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU
Tuesday6pm - 7pmCFP Newbury Years 16+Henwick Playing Fields, Thatcham, RG18 3BU
Friday5pm - 6pmPark House PAN Disability 'Just Play'Park House School, Newbury, RG14 6NQ

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For any more information on the My Ability Programme please contact:

Daniel Rook, My Ability Programme Manager

0118 907 2160


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