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A storming season for Kewford's SAS

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: June 18, 2014

The A Team; victors in the recent Birmingham Ability Counts League

The A Team; victors in the recent Birmingham Ability Counts League

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THE Supported Ability Section (SAS) of Kewford Eagles FC have finished their season in great style with the Adults winning the Birmingham Ability Counts League, and Kewford Team B coming second in the championship.

The SAS went to the Disability Festival at Six Fields Stadium, Northampton on May 26, where they played teams from as far afield as Kings Lynn, Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and Norwich.

"Kewford is extremely proud of its disability section and all the hard work that is done by their Disability Secretary Jane Beach and the coaches Dave Perks and Tom Wassell," Charity Trustee Lynn Boleyn told us. "We are indebted to people like Jane, Tom and Dave who give up many hours a week to help manage the teams.

"They are a credit to all concerned in promoting disability football and it is a pleasure to see the enjoyment they have brought to all members".

Last year Kewford picked up the Black Country Sport & Physical Activity Community Club of The Year Award, in recognition of its disability section and also for the establishing of a brand new sporting complex in Wall Heath. Kewford secured funding of £800,000 from the Football Foundation and £50,000 from Sport England towards the project, which includes 11 football pitches.

Kewford Eagles was established in 1978, and has around 550 children playing for it. In 2012 the Club was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups.

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