A Colne Valley football club has started a section for disabled players and there is room for more players to join.

Linthwaite Football Club is based at Colne Valley High School and the section is for disabled adults and children with the aim to get teams ready to enter the West Riding Pan Disability League next season.

Any players with disabilities, especially those with learning disabilities, are urged to join if they love playing football.

Linthwaite FC club secretary James Carter said: “We have had several players join is which is great to see and there are spaces for more so why not come and give it a go?

“We have spent many months planning and working really hard behind the scenes with the West Riding County Football Association to ensure we continue to widen our reach to the local community through football.

“There is nowhere else in Huddersfield doing something like this and there is such a strong desire within the club to set it up.”

Linthwaite FC has 254 players across 18 teams, including four girls’ teams, and has a three star accreditation with the Football Association – the highest a club can get.

The disability session coaches include James; the club’s mental health officer and under 10s team coach Andrew Greenway; under 12s coach Mike Teer; 18-year-old Will Marriott who manages the under 14s and helps with the under 13s and the under 11 girls; Hughie Friell who is the club’s vice president and tots coach and player Paul Masterson.

The disability sessions are held on Friday evenings at the all-weather astro turf surface pitches next to Colne Valley Sports Hall on the school campus.

Children aged from eight to 17 are from 6pm to 7pm with adults aged from 18 upwards from 7pm to 8pm.

To sign up for children’s sessions go to https://forms.gle/H6ed3NsEqWiQmcTR6

Adult sessions sign-up forms are at https://forms.gle/XgUJhcanKJx84f4U7

For more information and the club including contact details go to its website at https://www.linthwaitefootballclub.co.uk/