Burnley’s star striker Danny Ings got the result he wanted when he saw the smiles on the faces of children at the launch of his new football disability project.
The caring Clarets frontman was at Ridgewood Community High School for the debut of the Danny Ings Disability Project, which he has helped to fund and organise himself.
The project will see Burnley FC’s community team deliver football coaching sessions for children and young people with disabilities and learning difficulties throughout the Burnley area.
The England Under-21 striker told the Burnley Express how he had been inspired to launch the project by a chance photograph of himself celebrating a goal with a disabled young Clarets fan.
He said: “This project means the world to me. I was inspired by a picture taken of me a couple of years ago with a young lad called Joe Skinner.
“I wasn’t even aware of the photo being taken at the time, but before I’d got back to the changing room it had gone viral.
“It was the look on the young lad’s face that inspired me. Setting this up has seen a lot of hard work and the Burnley community have been fantastic in helping me.”
See Friday’s Express for the full interview and more pictures.