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Sheffield Wednesday Disability team unifies with law firm

17 September 2014

  • Community Programme and Unity Law partnership
  • Owls player Paul Corry supports link up
  • SWFC disability benefit from new equipment


The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme have formed a unique partnership with a specialist disability discrimination law firm who have sponsored the programme’s disability football team.

Law firm, Unity Law, have sponsored the Sheffield Wednesday Ability County team who train at the club’s training ground on Middlewood Road.

The club, which is ran in conjunction with Sheffield Wednesday’s Community Programme, is coached by specialist coaches, train once a week and compete in their own league and were runners up in the Northern Finals last season.

Owls player Paul Corry went along to one of the sessions to meet the team and Unity Law to show his support to the initiative.



Thanks to the sponsorship from Unity Law the club will now enjoy new equipment like footballs and boot bags which will make playing that little bit more easier for the footballers.

As well as the team using the equipment, schools throughout Sheffield that the Community Programme operate in will also benefit from the near gear.

Steve Taylor, from the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, said: “It’s great to work with Unity Law and we’re so pleased to announce the partnership. It’s great to see the kids benefit from the new equipment and it really makes such a difference to their sessions.

“As well as the disability team benefitting, it’s great that we can use our new kit in the many schools that we work in across Sheffield. From everyone at the programme, thank you very much Unity Law for your support and sponsorship!”



Chris Fry, Managing Partner of Unity Law said: “Supporting initiatives that actively empower disabled people and makes sport accessible is hugely important to us.  We are more accustomed to helping disabled people fight discrimination when things go wrong; so it’s fantastic to support the disabled community of Sheffield in a very different way.

“Sheffield Wednesday run a great Community Programme and a successful disability team and we’re delighted to be assisting them with the work they do.”

The children who attend soccer camps as well as those in the disability team can now be seen wearing bibs displaying the ‘Unity Law’ logo, something which the club and law firm are proud to see.”

The programme are now urging more disabled under 16 players to come along to training sessions at the training ground. To find out more information on the sessions contact: community@swfc.co.uk

To find out more about Unity Law visit www.unity-law.co.uk


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