Doncaster Titans launch football session for players with Down’s Syndrome at start of awareness week

Doncaster Titans have launched a football session for players with Down’s Syndrome, part of a national awareness week.

Down Syndrome Awareness Week runs from 18-24 March 2019, and campaigners are calling for people to don odd socks on Thursday to show support for the cause.

Doncaster Titans have launched a new football session for players with Down’s Syndrome, at the start of a national week to raise awareness for the genetic disorder.

Disability football club the Doncaster Titans has collaborated with Down Syndrome activities group DSActive to launch the weekly session.

The club’s founder Darren Warner said: “We offer everything around disability football itself, so this is just one of the sessions that we want to get off the ground for the community of Doncaster.

“It means the players don’t feel under pressure, they get on with similar people with their condition and they feel at lot more at ease.

“In some of the pan-disability sessions they can be overlooked so it’s about trying to encourage participation and get people active.”

The Doncaster Titans have been running for over five years, providing football training for players with a range of physical and mental disabilites.

The new Down’s Syndrome sessions will run from 7-8pm every Monday, and are open to those aged 5+.