Cardiff City’s Junior Learning Disability team produced five impressive displays to win Vale Reds’ South Wales PAN Disability Tournament at the Gôl Centre in Cardiff on Sunday.

The team remained undefeated on the day to win the monthly tournament and to continue their impressive form from 2014 into 2015.

The day started with a fixture against Race Rovers for City; despite the cold conditions, both teams produced fine displays, with Cardiff City taking the win with a convincing 5-1 victory. City then produced another impressive team effort to beat host side, Vale Reds 3-0. The Bluebirds’ third game of the day proved to be the most challenging, as opponents Coed Eva, went into half time with a 2-1 advantage. A fantastic second half comeback ended the game at 3-2 to Cardiff City, with Josh Priery scoring the winning goal with only 3 minutes remaining on the clock.

Confidence was high amongst the City players ahead of their final two games – strong 4-1 and 4-0 wins over Newport and RCT Tigers respectively, rounded off another impressive tournament for the team who has now won three from four recent tournaments.

Cardiff City’s Junior Learning Disability Coach, Andrew Chandler, was full of praise for the youngsters:

“We have performed so well throughout 2014, so I’m so glad we have continued our winning ways here today. It’s always tough when the weathers cold and miserable so I’m really proud of all of the players and the way they have performed today.”

Disability & Health Assistant Manager, Josh Law added:
“It’s great to see the guys back and playing football after the festive break. They have played so well and worked hard today and deserve to win. Andrew and I, would like to thank all the players for their efforts today and the parents for their continued support.”

Disability Football is an ever developing initiative at Cardiff City – if you would like to find out more about Junior and Adult Learning Disability Football and other Disability Football programs at Cardiff City FC Community and Education Foundation, please contact Ashley Thomas via email: ashley.thomas@cardiffcityfc.co.uk