On Wednesday 29 May, our Bolton Wanderers Disability Football Club players took part in a day of activities filled with excitement and enjoyment, creating an experience and memories of a lifetime.
In the morning, our junior players attended the free funfair event which saw them gain free entry to the fair with family and friends to enjoy free access to all the rides as well as free candyfloss and drinks.
This was a fantastic event and was enjoyed by all our junior players along with their families, many of the young players took parents/carers/siblings around on all the rides and had great fun, even the coaches were involved in getting on the rides with the players as much as they tried to refuse, the junior players were not taking no for an answer.
After the enjoyment at the fair, the whole of our Bolton Wanderers Disability Football Club, both adults and junior players along with their parents, guardians, carers and siblings took part in a football session on the first team pitch at the University of Bolton Stadium.
This session was a brilliant experience for everyone involved, a chance to walk out of the tunnel onto the pitch in the famous ground, which many of our players have only ever seen from the stands.
This opportunity was unbelievable for every person involved not just the players themselves but their families too, as it was a once in a lifetime experience for some of the parents who have been lifelong Bolton Wanderers supporters.
The sessions were a huge success with every player getting a full hour on the pitch taking part in football practices and small sided matches.
We would like to thank the Bolton Wanderers Football Club and the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust for allowing us to have this time on the pitch and providing such great opportunities for our players, and thanks to the funders and supporters of our disability provision UK Healthcare.