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Leicester City join forces with the Premier League and BT to promote disability programme

Former Leicester City striker Paul Dickov joins Patrick Cox, who has cerebral palsy and is a Disability Coach at the LCFC Community Trust, to look at the work the Trust is doing in line with the Premier League and BT's disability programme.

Former Leicester City striker Paul Dickov takes part in BT Sport’s new short film around the Premier League and BT disability programme. The film, which will first air in BT Sport Score on Saturday 14 January, looks at the disability provision that Leicester City FC’s Community Trust will be running thanks to this new three-year programme.

Leicester City’s film focusses on Patrick Cox, who has cerebral palsy and is a Disability Coach at the LCFC Community Trust. The film sees Patrick discuss the impact that working with the Trust has had on his own development and career progression and sees him leading a table-tennis activity session at the Ellesmere College sports hall, where the Trust runs accessible sessions to encourage both children and older students with disabilities to get involved in sport.

The award-winning BT Sport Films team is producing and broadcasting short films on the individuals and storylines involved in the Premier League and BT Disability programme, raising the profile of the project and clubs’ broader inclusion work to millions of people.

Following an independent funding application assessment process, successful Premier League clubs will employ a dedicated Disability Officer responsible for co-ordinating the programme and promoting inclusion.

Disability Officers will work with local agencies to amplify existing work and deliver programmes that engage disabled people through sport. Sport will be used to provide a range of opportunities such as volunteering, education, employability, and apprenticeships.

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