Bantams Breaking Barriers
Bantams Breaking Barriers
Home of all things disability at Bradford City FC

The Bantams Breaking Barriers Programme is designed to maximise engagement opportunities for all children and adults with any disability including physical, learning disabilities and difficulties and complex mental health needs within Bradford through its work across the #BantamsFamily.  We work on our five fundamental principles which are provision of Football, Fans, Fun, Future and most importantly Family.

Volunteering & Education with over 10,000 volunteering hours invested into the community and the club through our project we are not only changing the lives of its participants but the minds of many as we empower and show the strength of disabled people and the value of their contribution to the community.  We provide not just an opportunity to gain work experience but also education with a number of our members currently studying subsidised and inclusive courses. 

Disability Football is a core element of the activities offered with pan disability sessions for all ages as well as  specialist Mental Health & Deaf teams and run through various clubs;

  • Bradford City Disability Football Club run Short breaks ages 6-18, adults and ladies pan disability sessions
  • MIND Mental Health Sessions for adults
  • PRISM youth club run deaf football sessions for all ages.
  • We also run satellite sessions in both mainstream and special schools in Bradford

Short Breaks & Social Events

A short break is a point in time where a person with a disability is given time out either on their own or with their families, friends or carers to support them.  We provide short breaks football sessions, trips and events which ensure they can participate in footballing activities such as tournaments and friendlies whilst having that time out to develop their social skills, independence and most importantly self-worth and confidence.  Our trips and events also include non-football related events such as Christmas Parties, trips to attractions such as Harry Potter and Cadbury’s World.

Disabled Supporters

We work with disabled supporters at the club to help support them in giving a voice to concerns around access and provision for them at both home and away stadiums to ensure that they can have the same provisions as everyone else.  This is an independently chaired and run group by our disabled supporters themselves.