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COMMUNITY: Schools Festival a success

10 February 2013

School festival a success

Cumberland FA and Carlisle United Football in the Community teamed up again this week to deliver the second schools festival of the year on Tuesday 5 February 2013. 

‘The James Rennie Football Challenge’, part of the CUFC Pan Disability Football Festival programme was held at the Sands Centre, with sixteen teams coming together from nine schools across the county to enjoy the football. 

The morning kicked off with over 90 players taking part in both 5v5 and 4v4 indoor football. The atmosphere was electric in the sports hall with plenty of fixtures taking place, and to make the day extra special United captain Lee Miller and scorer of a recent wonder goal David Symington dropped by to chat to the teams. 

The Next Pan-Disability School event and England Talent Day will take place on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at Caldew School, Dalston. To find out more about our England Talent Day, or any other Disability Football programme, please visit www.CumberlandFA.Com

Keen footballers aged 11-15 now have an opportunity to take part in our February Half Term Taster Sessions. No matter what ability, these Pan-Disability sessions are designed to cater for experienced players, to beginners in Disability Football. 

For more information regarding the taster sessions please click HERE or contact Disability Football Development Officer, Jess Lawson on 07807 665 543 or email Jessica.Lawson@CumberlandFA.Com. 

Jess Lawson, Disability Football Development Officer said: “We’d like to thank the Carlisle City Council Wellbeing Team and James Rennie School for their ongoing support throughout our schools programme; and of course to the fantastic volunteers from Lakes College, Workington.” 

For more information on disability football, please contact Jessica Lawson on 01900 872310 or email

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