SURREY BLUES ON A GERMAN ADVENTURE

Chelsea's commitment to supporting disability football was again evident when coaches and players travelled to Germany to stage the first 'Football For All' German Community Cup.

Developed in partnership with the Chelsea Foundation and the German National Football Museum, the tournament gave leading disability football clubs from Dusseldorf and Dortmund the opportunity to enjoy competitive games and test themselves against the Blues.

A seven-a-side competition was started by the Mayor of Dortmund, who welcomed FC Ruhrpport, FCR and Die Snorder and Chelsea to the city's first national competition for disability football.

The atmosphere at the competition was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed the challenge, no more so than FC Ruhrpport, who emerged victorious after defeating Chelsea 3-2 in a closely contested final.

At the end of the competition the players were taken for a tour of Borussia Dortmund's ground and an opportunity to hold the German Championship Cup, won by the Bundesliga side last year.

Maurice Vossi, head coach of Dortmund side Ruhrpport, was delighted with the competition and the friendship which developed between the clubs.

'All the teams had a brilliant time and we would like to thank Chelsea for supporting such a great event,' said Vossi.

'The friendly atmosphere of the competitions and the sportsmanship of all the teams involved were excellent and we are delighted to have developed this link.

'Chelsea is a very special club in the way it is supporting players with disabilities in the community and we look forward to expanding the link to welcome other German players with disabilities.'

If you are interested in joining Chelsea Foundation's pan-disability squads contact rob.seale@chelseafc.com.