Barnstaple Ability FC took a coach of 40 people to the season’s opening Ability Counts tournament at Devon FA’s Newton Abbot on Sunday.

The undefeated Barnstaple Ability FC first team. Picture: ContributedThe undefeated Barnstaple Ability FC first team. Picture: Contributed

The squad has five teams, including one women’s team, that include players with various additional needs including autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and mental health issues.

The first team was undefeated on the day, with Jack Brand winning the man of the match award in his debut game for Barnstaple.

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact Melanie Regan on 07764 767955.

Jack Brand was awarded first team man of the match on his debut. Picture: ContributedJack Brand was awarded first team man of the match on his debut. Picture: Contributed