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Friday 19 Oct 2018
Disability Sport NI presents award to Irish FA Foundation coach

The Irish FA Foundation’s Disability Football Development Manager has been recognised for his contribution to disability sport in Northern Ireland. 

Alan Crooks was presented with the Driving Inclusion Award at Disability Sport NI’s 20th anniversary dinner and awards gala.

The governing body for disability sport said the award was aimed at recognising professional people working in sport and leisure who go beyond the remit of their jobs to drive disability inclusion in their particular sport or area. 

The Disability Football Development Manager said: “While it is nice to get personal recognition I feel this award is really for the Irish FA Foundation, which I believe is leading the way in Northern Ireland on providing opportunities for those with a disability to enjoy sport.

“It also provides me with an opportunity to thank the many partners who help us day in, day out to break down the barriers to participation.”

Disability Sport NI’s 20th anniversary dinner and awards gala was staged at Titanic Belfast. Ten awards were presented at the event to people involved with disability sport across Northern Ireland.

Disability Sport NI is Northern Ireland's main disability sports charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities through sport and active r