CHRISTIAN SMITH JOINS NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FA AS DISABILITY FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Christian, who commenced his post on Wednesday 10 April, lives in Kettering and arrives at the County FA with a wealth of experience in the area of disability football.
A non-executive director of the Great Britain Disability Football Association, he is also coaching with a special needs group at Kettering FC.
Direct experience also comes from his 13 year-old son Dylan, who has Downs Syndrome. Christian was a founder member of the Northants-based Downs Syndrome charity Ups ‘n’ Downs and alongside Kevin Kilbane, was instrumental in the foundation of the DS Active programme launched by the Downs Syndrome Association in 2006; a project that now provides regular sessions for people with DS at over 40 professional clubs.
Christian has a 25 year history in the professional game, including 13 years as Commercial Director of the Professional Footballers’ Association.
He said: “I am dedicated to and passionate about providing opportunities for people with disabilities access to our beautiful game. I am focused on continuing the great work the County FA have already done in this area and enhancing the experience for players with disabilities.”
To get in touch with Christian directly, please email Christian.Smith@NorthantsFA.com