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Sussex Rehabilitation Centre working together with Albion in the Community to promote support for people with a prosthetic
10 November 2016

Sussex Rehabilitation Centre working together with Albion in the Community to promote sport for local people with a prosthetic

Our Sussex Rehabilitation Centre, who provide prosthetics to people who have lost a limb, have been working closely with Albion in the Community over the past year to promote sporting activities to support rehabilitation.

Marcia Eason, Information Officer, Sussex Rehabilitation Centre said:

“Initially we invited people we support and care for to a taster session of amputee football which was held on 22nd March. It was a great success. The amputee team from Portsmouth FC took part to demonstrate skills and offer encouragement.

“The great news and outcome from this is that an amputee team was established in April, called Brighton & Hove Albion Amputee FC, and they joined the England Amputee Football Association National League. The team played their first game at the Amex Stadium against Arsenal in September and the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the players was inspiring.”

Further information about this match is available from the Albion in the Community website.

Furthermore Danny Hemsley, one of the amputee footballers who nearly died after he fell through a glass table, has been called up to the Great Britain squad. Read the story from The Argus.

Sussex Rehabilitation Centre is proud to have been part of the development of Brighton & Hove Albion Amputee FC. It has provided a great opportunity for amputees to play sport and share experiences. Sussex Rehabilitation Centre are continuing to explore other sports which the people we support and care for can participate in to help both with their physical rehabilitation and general well-being.