Our Premier League Unified Kicks group, inclusive of all genders and disabilities, recently joined up with our Premier League Kicks girls group to take part in a round of games to promote inclusivity.
Our Premier League Unified Kicks sessions each week provide young people with the opportunity to take part in weekly football sessions, using the sports as a form of escapism from daily challenges and a fun and alternative way to keep fit in a safe and welcoming environment.
The participants from our Unified Kicks sessions met the girls from our PL Kicks girls group for a round of games to work towards breaking down barriers.
Aiden, who takes part in our adult disability sessions after moving over from our Unified Kicks group, said, "We're always getting better together and making friendships and connections. Today's good because it's a higher standard - you can see how far we've come and how much we've improved. With Tranmere, there's no barriers for anyone."
The girls group also enjoyed the day and saw the benefits of breaking down barriers. Arabella said, "These sessions are good as they show that no matter what, everyone is the same, even if you have a disability, the staff help make everyone feel included. They are very enjoyable."
Eliana added, "These sessions are amazing. The community spirit is out of this world. I love it here because it's such a good time."
Tom, who like Aiden, has also progressed through our disability teams from our PL Unified Kicks group, said: "I enjoy the sessions and find them to be really enjoyable.
"I love coming here to play football and make new friends. Playing against the girls in a tournament is something I always enjoy, because it's something different and you get to see what different skills and abilities they have. You get to make new friends by seeing what their skills and hobbies are."