10-Year-Old Who Has Cerebral Palsy Gifted An R82 Crocodile Walking Frame For Frame Football

Luke Campey, aged 10, from Leicestershire who has Cerebral Palsy, became the fourth happy recipient of a gifted R82 Crocodile Walking Aid recently whilst playing Frame Football.

R82 UK, leading supplier of adaptive solutions for disabled children and young adults, is donating eight Crocodile Walking Aids during 2016 to young Frame Football players. Many participating children require crutches on a daily basis but a wheeled walking frame when they play. Amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse, initially established the sport in Coventry and growing awareness and popularity has successfully seen further clubs opening throughout the UK. In supporting the activity, R82 hopes it can promote this fun and inclusive sport to encourage more children to become involved with local clubs.

Luke, who lives in Melton Mowbray with parents Emma and Andy, began playing Frame Football after spotting details on a Facebook page created by Richard Seedhouse. He has been a member at his club “Hucknall Rolls Royce” for just over a year and looks forward to his weekend training sessions.

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of three, Luke requires assistance with mobility due to weakness in his legs and feet. Unable to walk unaided, he relies on the use of a frame, wheelchair or sticks. Luke’s mother, Emma, comments: “Luke sees a physiotherapist every three months and a specialist in Leicester twice a year. He has had Botox three times and is currently having his gait analysed as Luke has muscle loss to the outside of his feet which means they bend inwards. This is causing the splints Luke wears to rub and is affecting his walking pattern. We are currently looking into the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operation which would reduce muscle tightness and stiffness, and help Luke to feel more comfortable. In the meantime, Luke has a key helper at school who performs physio with him twice a day and he participates at Frame Football. This really helps his fitness levels which in turn improves Luke’s self-esteem and motivation.” Read more of Luke’s story…..

10-Year-Old Disabled Football Fan Enjoys Frame Football Thanks To R82 Crocodile Walking Frame

R82 UK, specialist suppliers of adaptive solutions for disabled children and young adults, are donating eight Crocodile Walking Aids across the summer months to young Frame Football players. Many of the children use crutches on a daily basis but a wheeled walking frame when they play. The sport was established in Coventry by amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse, with clubs now opening throughout the country. R82 hopes by supporting the activity, it can raise awareness of this fun and inclusive sport and encourage other children to become involved with local clubs.

Reid, lives in Stapleford, Nottingham, with parents Jaime and Daniel and older brother Evan, 11. A massive Derby County fan like his Great-Grandfather, Reid has played football since the age of three but recently left his local “able bodied” club after struggling with his pace. He began playing Frame Football at the Coventry club nearly two years ago and has since moved to a newly established one, Hucknall Rolls Royce, on home turf in Nottingham.

Reid’s Cerebral Palsy affects his mobility due to weakness in his legs. Having undergone an operation to lengthen his hamstrings at Derby Royal Hospital, Reid is able to walk using sticks on a daily basis with a walker for activities requiring more physical exertion. Reid’s father, Daniel, comments: “At some point in the future, Reid may need to have further operations. It is really important that we help and encourage him to stay as fit and mobile as possible. Ultimately this gives him so much independence. We have daily exercises and Reid goes out on his trike which is great for building muscles and strengthening his legs. Of course he loves being on the Xbox and reading as well but Frame Football has been an amazing opportunity for him to meet children with similar experiences and play footie at the same time.”

11-Year-Old Frame Footballer with Cerebral Palsy Surprised with R82 Crocodile Frame Donation

Toby Hawkridge, 11, who has Cerebral Palsy became the excited recipient of an R82 Crocodile Walking Frame, gifted to him recently by R82 whilst playing Frame Football at Basildon Soccability.

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R82 UK, specialist suppliers of adaptive solutions for disabled children and young adults, are supporting UK Frame Football clubs by donating eight Crocodile Walkers to young players. Set up by amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse, Frame Football is a new activity with teams forming across the UK. Many players use crutches on a daily basis but utilise a wheeled walking frame when they play. R82 UK hopes, by supporting the activity, it can raise the profile of this inclusive sport and encourage more children to get involved.

Toby, a passionate Tottenham Hotspur fan, began participating in Frame Football at Basildon Soccability nine months ago. Although he can walk unaided, he uses crutches to help him on a daily basis and is reliant on a frame to run, go backwards and for longer distances. Toby, from Hemel Hempstead, was born with Spastic Diplegia CP, which led to him walking on tiptoes in a scissoring pattern and requiring the use of a wheelchair. Read more…..