The Wolves Disability team will be represented once again at Sunday’s as Wolves under-16s go up against their counterparts from Aston Villa.
Following the huge success of the adult team last season, when the team played against Cardiff City, it is now the turn of the under-16s to make their debut and they are raring to go.
The return of the disability team has been highly anticipated by Wolves fans after the famous Cardiff game in March which attracted the attention of news station Midlands Today as they became social media stars’ – their video from the match was viewed all around the world.
One of the goal scorers, Brad, who is now enrolled on the Foundation’s Degree course, said: “It meant the world to me to score a goal in front of the South Bank especially because I inspire to be Reuben Neves. To win the game as well made it even better.”
Fans on social media commented on the game, calling it the “best half time entertainment” and “one of the best highlights of the season”. Sports presenter and Wolves fan, Suzi Perry, tweeted: “This is fabulous and what an amazing reception from the stadium.”
For the under-16s, it will be the second time within a month that the two Midlands teams have played against each other, after Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation hosted a Disability Festival during October.
The Wolves Foundation invited Aston Villa Foundation to their Indoor Arena in Aldersley for a tournament to give players the opportunity to develop their match day and teamwork skills.
Goalkeeper and Wolves season ticket holder Alfie Talbot, age 13, said: “Can’t wait to play on the pitch” and he will be honoured to play in the steps of his football hero Rui Patricio.
Lead coach, Gavin, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the lads, and for disability football as a whole. We are grateful to the club and fans for their support.”
All at Wolves are calling for fans to get behind the teams and show their support during the half-time match on Sunday 10th November. You can wish them good luck online by using the hashtag #WolvesDisability and tagging @wwfcfoundation.