Heart players undergo training with Paralympian

Australian Paralympic champion swimmer Sam Bramham delivered a motivational and educational session to first team players.

Australian Paralympic champion swimmer Sam Bramham delivered a motivational and educational session to Melbourne Heart FC's first team players this afternoon, centred on assisting children with disabilities.

Disability Sport and Recreation Victoria facilitated the training session, while Bramham helped to emphasis the importance that players are equipped and confident when attending clinics with children that have a disability.

As an inclusive club, Melbourne Heart receives a number of requests for clinics for disability groups, which incorporate player appearances, alongside the Club's Club's Game Development Officers.

The Club is partnering with Football Federation Victoria to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability in December this year and hoping to strengthen its relationship with Disability Sport and Recreation Victoria.

“Our players represent Melbourne Heart superbly when they attend Community programs," Heart's General Manager of Community, Sue Crow, said.

"The club is keen to ensure they are provided with knowledge and training so they have the confidence to work with people of all abilities."

Bramham, 24, won two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal across the Summer Paralympics in Athens in 2004 and in Beijing in 2008 and received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport as a gold medallist in 2009.