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Plymouth's wheelchair stars are the cream of Devon

26 September 2012

By Tony Dewhurst

Plymouth Argyle have launched a wheelchair football team and it is proving a massive hit at Home Park.

Argyle's Community Trust team staged an eight-week introduction course to wheelchair sport before securing the funding needed to establish the foundations for the Plymouth Argyle wheelchair squad.

Plymouth's Social Inclusion officer Dwain Morgan said: "The sessions are amazing to watch and we've had massive interest from all over Devon.

"The great thing, I think, is the social mix and the fantastic friendships that people have struck up since the wheelchair team was formed.

"Importantly, players of all ages interact and have fun. It is not necessarily about finding the best wheelchair footballers. We are really proud of all of them."

The Saturday morning sessions see players of all abilities competing in a safe environment, learning new skills and raising aspirations.

"Technically, they have improved significantly over the last few weeks but, most importantly, so has their sense of team work," added Dwain.

"The skills and fitness on show is a real credit to the players - their hard work and effort is incredible.

"The sessions have improved everyone's self-confidence - it's been a fantastic effort by all involved."

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