Tranmere Rovers are the latest club to join The Football League Trust's Every Player Counts initiative.

Every Player Counts improves the self esteem, confidence, fitness and overall well-being of pan-disability players.

The scheme has been devised by the Trust with funding from the New Football Pools. So far this season 36 League clubs are involved.

Rovers in the Community were presented with a cheque for £60,000 by Peter Pentle from the New Football Pools.

The cash will allow the club to hire a full time disability officer, who will work to improve disability football activities in the region.

Every Player Counts will increase awareness of disability football and offer opportunities for volunteers.

The scheme will also establish new teams for county leagues, increase participation and improve the health and fitness of disabled people.

Rovers' Community Manager Steve Williams said: "This is a really exciting project and we are pleased to be one of the first clubs involved.

"We are very proud of our work in disability football. This donation from the New Football Pools will allow us to further strengthen our community activities."

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