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Bradford Coach Wins BBC Sport's Unsung Hero

24 November 2015

A coach whose work has enabled hundreds of children and adults with disabilities to play football has been recognised by the BBC for his work.

Paul Jubb from the Bradford Disability Football Club has collected BBC Sport's Unsung Hero award for the Yorkshire region for his work as head coach of the team which is a partner of Bradford City FC Community Foundation.


Paul started the team in 2001 with just 10 players and now works with over 130 boys, girls, men and women ranging from six to 55 years old. The club has over 10 teams which are often given the opportunity at Valley Parade before Bradford City’s home games.

Steve Parr, a volunteer and father of one of the players, nominated Paul.

He said: "Paul is one of the most inspirational guys I've ever met. Having a son, Martin, with learning difficulties, I know how difficult it is. Martin spends a lot of time on his own, with very little friends and this has given him a new lease of life."

Paul will join other winner from around the country at the BBC’s prestigious Sport Personality of the Year Award on December 20th at Belfast when the national winner will be announced.

You can find about more about Paul's Work on the BBC Video


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