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Trial session for Maidstone United Raiders

Maidstone United Raiders – the club’s PAN disability section – are holding a trial for new players later this month.

The session will be held at St Augustine Academy playing fields at Oakwood Park on Saturday 26 August. It will start at 10:00 and finish around midday.

This season there will be a new Raiders team for players with mental health problems. Recent studies suggest that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year – either directly or indirectly – with sport and physical activity known to have a powerful and positive effect.

The club’s head of disability football, Lorraine Humm, said: “We are looking for players aged eight years and over, male or female, to apply. We have seven adult teams and six junior sides – all of whom play in the Kent Disability League.”

Anyone interested in attending the trial can contact Lorraine on 07880 907188.

The Raiders are also looking to recruit additional coaching staff, including a manager for the double-winning Gold team. Applicants should ideally hold a FA Level 2 coaching badge but Level 1 holders will be considered.

Maidstone United Raiders train and play friendlies at the Gallagher Stadium during the season, with Kent Disability League games played in Faversham and Rainham.

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