Cable visits Selby Disability Football group

So many happy faces: Selby Town leading goal-scorer Sam Cable with Selby Leisure Centre and NLY Community Sport’s Disability Football Group

Selby Town’s leading goal-scorer Sam Cable helped out at NLY Community Sport’s Disability Football training session at Selby Leisure Centre on Wednesday night.

He picked a great night to visit as a record number of 17 trained.

In partnership with Inspiring health lifestyles, NLY has been running the weekly session for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties since July. Cable’s visit was organised by Selby’s first team manager Christian Fox, the former York City midfielder.

Selby Town star Sam Cable (third right) with NLY’s James Grayson and the Selby Disability Football Group Trainers of the Day Billy and George

Cable has been a shining light for Selby during their excellent start to the new season. He has hit the headlines in nearly every game he has played in. He also scored a magnificent header in the FA Cup replay with Kendal Town, a goal that goes down as one of the most memorable Selby have scored in the past ten years.

NLY Community Sport’s James Grayson said: “I’d like to thank Sam for coming down and helping to run the session.

“He got stuck in and quickly built up a rapport with a few of the players which was fantastic to see. Everyone really appreciated the fact he gave up his time to come down and help out.

“I must also thank Christian for organising Sam’s visit. Ever since taking charge of Selby last year, he really has turned water into wine, not just with results. He, (chairman) Ralph Pearse and the club’s committee have taken the club back into the heart of the community.

“Their incredible recent attendances prove that. Selby Town are now talked about in a really positive way. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish, Sam, Christian and Ralph all the best for the rest of the season.”

Christian said: “Here at Selby Town FC we are passionate about engaging with the community and getting people involved with the club. We also understand that we need to go out and engage with them within the community. 

“It was brilliant to see Sam Cable who is our current leading goal scorer joining James and his players at NLY Community Sport’s disability sessions at Selby Leisure Centre on Wednesday. 

“James does a brilliant job not only with his Non League Yorkshire website, but also providing these brilliant sessions all around Yorkshire through NLY Community Sport which he runs with Connor Rollinson. He and Connor do some absolutely fantastic work and we hopefully we will see all of their Selby players down there coming to watch our Selby Town games in future.”

The Selby session takes place every Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm. The cost £3 per session.

NLY Community Sport is run by James Grayson and Worsbrough Bridge’s wing wizard Connor Rollinson.

The organisation provides sporting opportunities for adults and children with disabilities and learning difficulties as well as mental health issues or have complex disabilities.

They work in partnership with Pontefract Pirates DFC and Nostell Miners Welfare. They also run the South Yorkshire Superheroes, Barnsley’s new Disability Football junior team for children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

To learn more about NLY Community Sport’s work, visit their Facebook page or their webpage.

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