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Watford FC opens its arms to people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities can feel a sense of connection by going to football matches, especially at clubs that welcome them creatively
Picture shows the view from inside the sensory room at Watford FC for people with learning disabilities and autism

People with learning disabilities can feel a sense of connection by going to football matches, especially at clubs that welcome them creatively

After watching England’s dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Colombia in the 2018 World Cup, TV presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘Football. There is nothing like it. Nothing.’

Part of the joy of that moment was the collective feeling that people in England shared, the sense we were all part of something. I believe this is among the reasons we go to football matches: the bond with the team we support and the connection we feel.

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