Achievements to date
South East Gulls Disability Football Club, started in January 2016, train every Sunday 1300-1500 at Farthingloe Ground, Manor Road, Dover. We are a club for children and adults with special needs / educational needs, starting from the age of 5 upwards. Our coaches are all at least level one FA trained, FA Safeguarded, FA Emergency Aid qualified, and all volunteers have a Enhanced DBS check every three years. We are affiliated with Kent FA. We see ourselves as a community family, we work together and this is why we are a successful team.
We have only been running for nine months but in a short time we have achieved so much, we have a great committee and have raised our profile within the local community very well. We have attended lots of fun days and fundraising events, taken part in the Dover carnival, and recently registered in the Kent Disability League tournament.
Funding was secured to send one of our young coaches onto a Level 2 coaching course.
Robert is 20 years old and first became involved in football with special needs when he was 8 years old and joined a team. As he developed into a young adult himself, Robert decided that he wanted to help the community and children so he thought about becoming a coach, as football was such a passion of his to play and to watch. Robert played in many tournaments, friendly’s, and was part of the Kent Disability League. After qualifying as an FA Level One coach Robert came and joined South East Gulls FC. He has actively promoted the club, helped with fundraising, and started to offer elite coaching skills to individual players who required one to one support. Robert has taught players the code of conduct and respect that players need to have on pitch, and has developed an excellent programme to enhance core and ball skills. With this opportunity of an FA Level Two coaching qualification he will be able to develop even more children and young people.
Since 2008, £142,469 has been awarded to individuals and organisations.