DISABLED youngsters with a talent for football laced up their boots for a special event.

Twelve youngsters from Darlington and further afield took part in the cerebral palsy football event, at Eastbourne Sports Complex, in the town this weekend.

The event was hosted by Middleton Rangers Disability Football Club with help from Cerebral Palsy Sport, which is the country’s leading disability sports organisation, supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential.

Chris Thebe, who launched Middleton Rangers Disability Football Club last September, said: “It went really well. Our youngest player was three and our eldest was 12.

“Some of them had been to the sessions before, but for others it was their first time.

“Our club is always open for new players if they want to come down and try it out.”

The club trains at Eastbourne Sports Complex every Saturday and is appealing for more coaches to train the youngsters.

For more information call 07803-308-005, visit middletonrangers.com or email chris.thebe@gmail.com