SPORTING Club Albion (SCA) stars will this week join up with the England squad for the first-ever powerchair training camp at St George’s Park.
Marcus Harrison, Daniel Kay, David Lewis and Baggies captain Chris Gordon will report for international duty at the FA’s National Football Centre on Thursday - as England begin their preparations for the 2014 Nations Cup.
The announcement comes off the back of an impressive start to the season for Albion who have recorded four wins in as many games - after finishing third in the EPFA Champions Cup in the summer.
The players will be greeted by familiar faces when they arrive in Burton as SCA head coach, Colin Gordon, will now hold the same title with England, while SCA disability development officer, Adam Crowle, is the new team logistics manager.
“Being selected for the first-ever training camp was a massive shock for me and is something that me and my family are so proud of,” said David Lewis.
“I’ve always been a hard worker whilst playing football but this has now made me realise that I have to work even harder to carry on being selected for the National squad.”
Crowle said: “Having so many players selected for the first training camp is an outstanding achievement for SCA and really shows what a force we are within disability sport.
“Each of the four players selected have proven their worth within the sport over a number of years so it’s brilliant to see how they have progressed over their time with us.
“The fact that our head coach has been asked to head up the national squad is also something that we are really proud of as it shows that the coaching expertise that we host within SCA is being recognised.”
If you are interested in playing or watching SCA powerchair teams please contact Adam Crowle on 07714108024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are interested in any other disability football then please also feel free to get in touch as The Albion Foundation and Sporting Club Albion cater for a range of disabilities and ages.