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National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

Donegall Avenue

Belfast

BT12 6LW

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Football – a game for all?

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This event will collect the experiences of football players, spectators and those associated with disability in football within Northern Ireland, in order to identify the challenges preventing further engagement of disabled people in football. The seminar will draw on local people’s experiences of playing football with a disability, and discuss the growth of disabled spectators in this popular sport.

This evening seminar brings together players of football with a disability, with academics and practitioners to discuss and understand the challenges preventing further engagement of disabled people in football.

Hosted at the home of Northern Irish football, Windsor Park, unpublished data and research will be presented on both the experiences of people who play football with a disability, and disabled spectators who enjoy watching football. The findings will showcase the strengths and weaknesses of the current provisions for these two groups of people.

Paul Kitchin has a long standing research interest in the engagement of disabled people in sport, with a particular focus on football. Paul both teaches and researches disability sport management and social inclusion at Ulster University, and his work has been funded by UEFA.

Partnering with the Irish Football Association (IFA), insights from local and international developments in this area will also be shared by the IFA Disability Football Manager.

This event will be of particular interest to those working in non-profit charitable sectors, and the disabled football community.

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National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

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