Sam Cartwright of Stoke City FC Community Trust (Ability Counts) has won Staffordshire FA’s Inclusive Action of The Month for February.
When it comes to sports, the focus is often on the athletes who compete on the field. However, there are many people working behind the scenes to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to participate and feel included, regardless of their ability. At Stoke City Community Trust, Sam is leading the charge to make sure that Disability Inclusion is a given, not an afterthought.
Sam has been instrumental to Stoke City's Ability Counts teams, Aiming High, and CP inclusive to all. His work has had a positive impact on grassroots sports, with many teams now asking how they can get involved.
Sam's leadership has helped make Stoke City Community Trust a leader in disability inclusion, and the trust's success is due in no small part to his efforts.
Sam's work behind the scenes has helped to break down barriers and make sports more accessible to everyone. His leadership has helped to change attitudes and perceptions about disability, and his efforts have paved the way for more inclusive sports programs across the region.
Awards kindly sponsored by magna projects ltd.