- Paul Dickov joined the LCFC Community Trust for a new disability integration project in Leicester last week
- Former Leicester City striker Dickov visited Ellesmere College and coached children on Thursday afternoon
- The Community Trust aims to assist the community with multi-sport training and developing new coaches
The LCFC Community Trust were joined by Paul Dickov at Ellesmere College in Leicester last week to showcase their new disability integration project.
The Foxes legend, who scored 34 goals across two successful spells with the Club, was on hand to help the Community Trust train young coaches like Patrick Cox who themselves have different disabilities and impairments.
In coordination with the Premier League and BT Sport, the scheme was organised to assist the community with multi-sport coaching and to enhance the involvement of supporters with disabilities with Leicester City.
Speaking at Ellesmere College, Dickov, who won promotion to the Premier League with City under manager Micky Adams in the 2002/03 campaign, said: “It’s a great initiative to get kids involved with different types of sport.
“It’s absolutely huge, I’ve been lucky enough as a player and a manager to be pretty hands on with these kinds of schemes.
“It’s important that the message from the Club isn’t just about the first-team and winning trophies.
“We all know that’s important but so is working in the community with kids of all levels and getting them involved.”
Community Trust Director Mick King added: “This is a disability session sponsored by BT and the Premier League. It is to showcase our new disability integration project.
“Today, we’re looking at multi-sport coaching and training up young leaders from a target group of persons who have different disabilities and impairments themselves.
“Not only are we here to engage but we’re here to retain these young people and get them attending our sessions more regularly.
“We want them to be able to implement themselves in mainstream delivery which is our overall aim alongside making these people feel more comfortable coming to our matches."