The Fulham FC Foundation co-ordinates a comprehensive disability programme in conjunction with the Premier League and Sport England.
The disability programme has been running since 2003 supported by both the Premier League and Sport England and is growing in strength by working alongside national and regional partners including the Down’s Syndrome Association, Kingston Council, Youth Sports Trust, Surrey Football Association and the Special Olympics. Recent developments have seen us expand our work beyond the London Boroughs of Kingston, Merton, and Hammersmith and Fulham into Surrey.
Aiming High for Disabled Children
Aiming High for Disabled Children is a three-year government initiative to improve services for children and young people with disabilities between the ages of 0 and 19 and help fulfil the potential of every disabled child. Aiming High for Disabled People in Kingston has helped develop many new services and is currently supporting one Fulham FC Foundation project.
Capacity Building Programmes
One of the strategic aims of the Foundation is to support other organisations in developing inclusive activity, whether they be other sports Foundations or local community amateur sports clubs.
Fulham FC Foundation has an excellent and long-standing partnership with the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA). One of the many outstanding initiatives run by the DSA is the DSActive project which provides children and young adults with Down’s Syndrome a tailored programme to get involved in quality football provision.
Fulham FC Foundation is working in collaboration with the DSA to help develop sport for people with Down’s Syndrome and currently offers a football project ‘Fulham Badgers’ and an innovative Tennis activity.