Burnley FC in the Community celebrates launch of revamped disability sports project Limitless Clarets

Burnley FC in the Community has launched a “bigger and better” disability sports project.

Renamed Limitless Clarets, the project will include new sessions and tools inspired by its participants, their relatives and the Special Olympics Great Britain.

The revamp will allow people with disabilities to learn, grow and become limitless in their successes.

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Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) will now offer sensory sessions and multi-sports like athletics, kurling and boccia, as well as introducing weekly newsletters to keep people updated about timetable changes, and visual aids, such as flashcards and symbols, to aid communication in classes.

Young person taking part in Burnley FC in the Community's disability sports project Limitless Clarets.

The free sensory sessions are being created with SensoryFlo for young people aged five to 15, at the request of participants and their parents/carers.

Michael Colquhoun, BFCitC Director of Community Projects, said: “We just want to be bigger and better.

"We decided we needed a bit of a refresh and we asked young people what they wanted to see and we took advice from partner agencies and disability organisations, as well as the Special Olympics Great Britain.

"We have renamed and redesigned the programme to reflect the fact that no matter if someone has an impairment or special educational need, their success is limitless. BFCitC are driven to support each young person and adult to reach their own personal aims and goals.”

Young people taking part in Limitless Clarets.

Commenting on the inspiration behind the new name, Michael added: “It’s a positive affirmation of what disability is. Your ability is limitless and you can do whatever you want to do.”

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