Hull City footballer Moses Odubajo joins eight-year-old Kasper in the latest BT Sport film showcasing the work of the Premier League and BT Disability sport initiative.
Kasper, a Hull City fan, who turned out as the club mascot in his side’s 2-1 cup win over Manchester United last season, was filmed at one of the Tigers Trust’s Able and Active Multi Sports disability sessions. He started attending sessions with the community organisation with the aim of helping develop his basic ABC skills in order to play football with his school friends in a main-stream environment.
The film, which premieres during Premier League Tonight on Saturday 31 March follows the story of Kasper, who has Hypermobility, Hypertonia, Dispraxia, Global development delay and a learning disability. Since attending inclusive sessions run by the Tigers Trust, which are funded by the Premier League and BT Disability programme, has improved his confidence, social skills and enthusiasm for sport.
The award-winning BT Sport Films team is producing and broadcasting short films on individuals and storylines involved in the Premier League and BT Disability programme, raising the profile of the project and the 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.