Crawley Town Community Foundation and Crawley Town Flyers deliver a session for people with a variety of disabilities, providing an opportunity to play football in an inclusive and relaxed environment with the chance to represent Crawley Town Flyers in competitive football.
The Flyers compete in the Sussex Disability League against teams across Sussex, which provides the chance for players to progress up from grassroots to organised league and cup football.
This year Crawley Town Flyers has much to celebrate as we mark the first anniversary of the partnership with Out There West Sussex delivering the project together with competing in the Sussex Disability League.
The Sussex Disability League is a competitive but fun league that hosts fixtures once a month in Lancing, at the home of the Sussex FA.
The league is split into different levels allowing all abilities to take part.
Last season, the Flyers had the opportunity to don the official Crawley Town FC kit, which went down well with all the players.
Some are season ticket holders at Crawley Town FC. This gave them the sense of being part of a club they watch on a weekly basis and have been supporters for most of their lives.
The season proved a successful one on the pitch, with the Championship side finishing 3rd in their league. The Division 1 side went one better and finished as runners up, only losing to the eventual league winners.
They got their reward in the cup competition by beating the league winners in the final!
The success of the season was marked with an end of season awards evening where some of the Sussex Disability League Committee came along and presented players with their medals and trophies.
Crawley Town Flyers made the regional finals of the FA People’s Cup and took part in a prestigious tournament held at Stamford Bridge, where they took on teams including Chelsea, Arsenal and Middlesbrough.
A third team was entered into the league, competing in Division 1, following the successes of last season. Along with the other Crawley Town Flyers teams, they started the league in a very positive way.
The partnership with Out There West Sussex is constantly evolving with more exciting opportunities in the future.
Training is held on a Tuesday with a session run during the day between 1pm and 2pm on the Broadfield 3G and a session is held in the evening between 7pm and 8pm at K2.
Coaches from Crawley Town Community Foundation deliver both sessions.
If you would like to be part of Crawley Town Flyers and its continued development, whether that be as a player or volunteer or for more information, please contact Ian Burlinson email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website today: