Disability Sport

NLY Community Sport duo James Grayson (left) and Connor Rollinson visited the Special Olympics in August 2017

NLY Community Sport delivers sports coaching sessions to people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

James Grayson and Connor Rollinson are the development officers for NLY Community Sport, a not-for-profit organisation. They are very passionate about providing sporting opportunities for adults and children who suffer from mental health issues or have complex disabilities.

We aim to increase confidence and social skills, help people build new friendships/relationships, combat social isolation and loneliness, develop physical skills and communication skills. 

NLY Community Sport currently works in partnership with Pontefract Pirates DFC and Nostell Miners Welfare. James and Connor have also coached players who have gone onto be picked for Mencap GB, including Callum Deary who until September 2017 was not actively playing football.

NLY Community Sport has its own Facebook page which you can visit HERE. We are also on Twitter – @NLYCommSport.

We currently run the following sessions each week:

  • Monday (5pm until 6pm) – South Yorkshire Superheroes Football Training for Juniors (aged six to 16) with disabilities and learning difficulties in Barnsley at Springwell Learning Community – £4
  • Thursday (6pm until 7pm)  – Disability Football Training for Adults in Selby at Selby College – £3
  • Friday (5pm until 7pm) – Nostell Miners Welfare Disability Football Training for Adults (first hour is multi-sports) at Crofton Community Centre – £5
  • Saturday (10am until 11am) – Pontefract Pirates Disability Football Training for Adults at Pontefract Collieries – £3 (some weeks this session will take place on a Sunday at 11.30pm).
  • Sunday (10am until 11.15) – Pontefract Pirates Disability Football Training for Juniors at Pontefract Collieries – £4
  • Springwell Learning Community executive principal David Whitaker presents the National Lottery Awards for All cheque for £8,103 to the South Yorkshire Superheroes and coaches Connor Rollinson and James Grayson

NLY Community Sport ran a successful Multi-Sports Fun Day for children with disabilities and learning difficulties in October 2017

The Nostell Miners Welfare Disability Football team

The Pontefract Pirates Adults team 

Connor and James with the Pontefract Pirates Juniors

NLY Community Sport coaches James Grayson and Connor Rollinson