London DSActive clubs get ready for Awareness Week

On 2 March, Millwall FC hosted a community day which included a friendly match with the Norwich City FC’s Down’s syndrome team. Both teams showed great football skills and parents and supporters were on the touchline cheering on both teams. After the match, Millwall FC presented match tickets to both teams and parents.

DSA Information and Training Officer, Chris said:

“A great match between two competitive teams. This game was watched by a great crowd of supporters. We saw some fantastic bits of skill and play and it was thoroughly entertaining right to the final whistle.”

Image from Millwall Community Trust

Image from Millwall Community Trust


On 23 February, the Charlton Upbeats travelled down to South London to play AFC Wimbledon in a friendly match. The match was a 6-aside and lasted 60-minutes.  After the match, Charlton Upbeats got to watch a League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic. The players did a lap of honour on the pitch and mMany AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic supporters applauded the teams.

DSActive Sports Officer, Emma said:

“It is great to see DSActive football clubs organise events and activities for their participants. The sport has a big impact on the lives of people with Down’s syndrome and it’s important to give everyone an opportunity.”

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