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Goals Beyond Grass look to fund a brighter future

Goals Beyond Grass (GBG) have announced a new fundraising scheme further help the learning and disabled community all over the UK.

The charity, which was founded in 2016, has become the leading Powerchair Football charity in Britain and provides sessions to schools, colleges and universities on a weekly basis.

The Gloucestershire-based charity rose over £60,000 worth of funding in its first year. However, further steps have now been made to increase funding for potential new powerchairs, which is manufactured in New Zealand.

The Goals Beyond Grass Foundation has been set up in order to “seek to educate, inform and support” children and adults alike who were excluded from the world of sport to be a part of a team environment. GBG are aiming to raise £28,936 in order to fund a variety of different amenities like student enrolment fees, tutors and networking hardware.

As the charity continues to grow, they are looking to raise awareness of the sport and in turn produce more players, coaches and fundraisers for local clubs.

Training sessions are based in Gloucester on Sundays, giving disabled people the chance to interact and engage in the sport, allowing everyone a chance to feel included. Team spirit is a crucial element of GBG, with the sport is the only active team participation sport for people who use electric wheelchairs.

The charity works closely with the Gloucestershire FA and there a currently five competitive Powerchair Football teams, and Cheltenham & South West Allstars finished 3rd in their first season in the National League in 2016.

All of this wouldn’t have been achieved without the work of Chairman Brian Dix and the 35+ community volunteer workers. This work has gone unnoticed with Cheltenham Town recently showing their support to the fantastic work undertaken by GBG.

Captain Aaron Downes visited GL1 Leisure Centre to meet the players and coaches, while spending time with the young children who have just started off their adventure within the sport.

You can donate to this fantastic charity below:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gbg-foundation

Check out our video when we visited Goals Beyond Grass:

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