Law firm and FITC hosting One Game One Community event
Devon law firm Kitsons is joining forces with Exeter City’s Football in the Community Trust to host a One Game One Community (OGOC) themed match on Friday 15th February 2013 to coincide with the Exeter City FC v Accrington Stanley game.
The evening will be hosted by Mark Tyler who will be joined by three of the GB Blind Football Paralympians, Robin Williams, Keryn Seal and Dan James.
OGOC is a Football League-backed initiative aimed at making football inclusive for all, regardless of race, creed, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability. Exeter City Football Club are focusing this season on disability not being a barrier to watching or playing and as a club, they take pride in helping people to fulfil their sporting aims and dreams, regardless of what others might see as apparent disabilities.
James Vittles, Football in the Community Manager at Exeter City Football Club said: “We are delighted to be hosting this event as social inclusion is something we here at Exeter City care passionately about and our own Football in the Community initiatives reflect this approach. The achievements of the GB Blind Football Team over the years have been nothing short of inspirational and we are very pleased to welcome them to St James Park.”
Kitsons Managing Partner, James Cross said: “We are proud to be associated with the Football in the Community Trust and supporting the One Game One Community initiative. The event will bring business figures from across the region together to meet three of the GB Blind Football Paralympics Team and gain an insight into the excellent work of the Trust which aims to engage with individuals, through the power of football, and provide them with the opportunity to participate in enjoyable educational, health and sports based activities regardless of background.
“This initiative is closely aligned with our corporate social responsibility strategy and is part of the firm’s ongoing partnership with Exeter City Football Club,” he added.