First medal for Saracen’s Head man

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Damien Hawes (19) lives at Pipwell Manor, which provides supported living for young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism moving from residential college, foster care or the family home.

Damien and Ashley Wigby, also 19, both supported by Regard, took part in the Disability Festival held at Northampton Town Football Club.

They played at the Sixfields Stadium, winning through a tense series of league encounters and qualifying for the final, which they won on a penalty shoot-out.

Damien and Ashley were playing for King’s Lynn in a tournament that saw teams from throughout the country compete against each other.

Regard key worker Alan Pitts, who went to cheer the team on, said: “It was a tremendous experience for everyone taking part in a tough tournament at a League Two stadium. The penalty shoot-out was very exciting with the King’s Lynn goalkeeper proving to be the hero.

“It was a great opportunity for people with disabilities to compete against each other and enjoy playing in front of an enthusiastic crowd.”

Pipwell Manor allows young adults to live independently with support, giving them a continuous process of development.