Gateshead FC have teamed up with their partner organisation, Inspired Support and Autism Live Forever, to create a team of adults with autism who have been invited to compete in the prestigious Costa Blanca Cup.
Inspired Support are the North East's leading provider of support for adults with autism spectrum conditions in the UK, and as part of this they have developed the Inspired Football Academy, which is based at Gateshead Stadium. The professional players from Gateshead FC and the team from Inspired Support train side by side and have developed a close bond.
Inspired Support are all about engaging opportunities, empowering mentors and motivational locations. What could be more life changing than supporting a team of adults with autism, to represent Gateshead FC Inspired Support at a European tournament in Alicante? To be able to pull on the Gateshead FC Inspired Support shirt and compete against the likes of Villarreal, Valencia and Juventus is something only dreams are made of.