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6 months ago By Brian Flynn

FAVERSHAM Town's disability squad have lifted their first silverware - in their first season together.

“The players are all absolutely thrilled.” Tim Force, Coach
The adult side, which has six players aged 16 to 25, won three matches and drew their fourth in the first stage of the FA People’s Cup on the 3G pitch at Strood Leisure Centre.
The Lilywhites squad – Gavin Holtum, Liam Sanderson, Tiffany Walsh, Harry Chittenden, Steven Stokes and Christopher Cameron - now progress to the regional semi-final next month.
The finals are held at the FA’s St George’s Park headquarters.
Faversham Town’s Under 16s disability squad also competed, finishing as runners-up in the junior section.
Coach Tim Force told of his pride in the players, who all have physical or mental impediments which make it hard for them to compete in mainstream football.
He said: “This is our first full season together. Last season we were just setting up, so for the adult team to win a tournament in the white and black kit is terrific.
“The players are all absolutely thrilled and full of excitement. They are really proud of themselves, and with good reason.
“They all love playing football, and they played brilliantly on the day to get such good results.
“The team has been such a rewarding thing to get involved with as a coach. I couldn’t have a better set of players and parents, who all work hard to make sure the team can get to games and enjoy it.”
He singled out Gavin Holtum, 20, as player of the tournament, adding: “His workrate and his skill on the ball stood out above all the players who played that day.”
If you are interested in playing disability football with Faversham Town or know someone who would like to, contact the club here.

Updated 16:50 - 26 Feb 2018 by Brian Flynn

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