Congratulations to two of our Bradford City Disability FC managers for winning the Pulse’s ‘Exceptional Sporting Achievement’ Award!
Last Friday (18th May), Jaimie Dorward, Bradford City Disability Liaison, and Paul Jubb, Bradford City Disability Head Coach, won the ‘Exceptional Sporting Achievement Award’ at the 2018 Pulse Awards.
Bradford City Disability FC work closely with the club and the Bradford City FC Community Foundation to ‘Break The Barriers’ in disability and mental health.
Jaimie and Paul have had a year of success and finished their season at St. Georges Park where two of their teams played in the FA People’s Cup Final.
The Under 16s Boys Team reached the semi-finals, and the Bradford City Disability Ladies team were finalists.
The Ladies beat Leicester and Lincoln, but lost the title to Aston Villa in the Final. The ladies team have only been playing together for seven months. One of the award winners, Paul jubb, coached the ladies team and described their transformation as something he has never seen before.
Paul was delighted to win the Exceptional Sporting Achievement Award and is touched by the nomination from the parents of the club, but he can’t wait to see what impact their win will have on Bradford City Disability FC “The best thing about winning the award is it raises the profile of the club, and maybe encourages new players, volunteers, staff or sponsors as we are a self funding organisation”
“Yes we have had a great first season, obviously the highlight was the Ladies team reaching the final of the FA Peoples' Cup and the Youth team reaching the last four in the country too”
“We have also done well in the South Yorkshire Ability Counts leagues. We are now looking forward to our tour of Holland to play in the Riggtersbleek Tournament in June”
Jaimie Dorward, Bradford City Disability Liaison, tells us how thankful they are for everyone’s support “I am thrilled to receive the award and it goes without saying we have very supportive parents who are always on hand to help out”
Earlier this year, Jaimie launched the Bradford City Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) which will support and advise Bradford City FC to ensure that they meet their legal obligations, deliver an inclusive offer, and operate in a way that meet the needs of all our supports, partners, and the community within which we serve. The IAG board, made up of several Community Champions from different minority groups, will advise the club on decisions regarding inclusion going forward.
From everyone at Bradford City, we would like to congratulate Jaimie Dorward and Paul Jubb for winning their award, and thank them for everything they do.