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Try Powerchair Football at the Etihad on Sunday!

City in the Community (CITC) is celebrating its powerchair programme, supported by Nissan, at the Women’s Super League Manchester Derby on Sunday, December 11.

Got a ticket? You are invited to join in and come down and give the powerchairs a try!

At Sunday’s Manchester City vs Manchester United WSL match, CITC’s Powerchair Football programme will have a one-off session held in City Square that allows people to come down and have a go at the sport in the specially adapted wheelchairs.

Manchester City’s Official Automotive Partner, Nissan, has donated funds to the CITC to support its Powerchair Football sessions by purchasing eight new chairs for young people to enjoy.

The electric wheelchairs are specially adapted so that players with a high level of impairment can dribble, shoot and intercept in fast-paced, dynamic matches.

Thanks to Nissan’s donation, CITC can ensure that more participants play football on a weekly basis especially those without a powerchair at home.

The Nissan Possibilities Project is Nissan’s long-term CSR initiatives, stemming from a core belief in a world with zero emissions and zero inequalities.

The project uses Nissan’s technologies resources and expertise to create more opportunities for people from underrepresented communities, with a specific focus on supporting disabilities and LGBTQ+ initiatives.

City in the Community’s Powerchair Football sessions form part of the charity’s wide-ranging One City Disability programme.

One City Disability provides opportunity for participants to take part in free football and sporting provision relevant to their specific disability.

Sessions are held in primary and secondary schools, as well as in community venues outside of lesson hours, ensuring that participants across Greater Manchester have access to disability specific provision and education.

City in the Community’s Senior Partnerships Manager, Sam Dainty, is pleased to see such impactful support from a Manchester City partner.

He said: “Disabled participants do not always feel comfortable or able to access universal provision, so it is important to provide disability specific sports for participants, with development and participation opportunities.

“To have Club partners on board with what we’re doing here at City in the Community is fantastic; they’re able to see just how impactful this work can be. Young people in Manchester are at the heart of everything we do, so it is great that our two missions align.

“Thank you, Nissan Possibilities Project.”

Head over to CITC’s Instagram to follow action from the day.

If you would like to support CITC and its work, you can this Christmas through Manchester City’s ‘A Time For Giving’ campaign.

For every purchase a fan makes for a range of selected Christmas retail clothing items, available online and in the City Store, the Club will donate £5 to its charity, City in the Community.

Fans can also make additional donations at the tills in the stadium store, when checking out during their purchase journey for match tickets and via www.mancity.com/CITC.

City in the Community moves with city youth to empower healthier lives through football. To find out more, visit www.mancity.com/CITC or follow them on social media @CITCmancity.

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