THE money donated to the Saints Foundation by Southampton's men’s team playing squad will help fund the return of the club's popular disability football sessions.

Ahead of the club’s Saints Foundation dedicated matchday in March, the Saints squad pledged over £10,000 to support the charity with their work in the city.

It has now been confirmed that the donation will partially fund the return of the long-term SaintsAbility project.

Saints Foundation has a history of providing activity sessions for disabled people of all ages, and the disability football project SaintsAbility has been at the heart of what they’ve done for many years.

Supporting active and independent lives for people with disabilities in the community, SaintsAbility breaks down barriers with open-access football sessions.

These sessions allow for people living with disability to develop new social networks and remain active in a fun environment.

This space is for people with both physical and cognitive impairments, meaning a wide range of stories showing the impact of SaintsAbility over the years.

This includes Louis, a deaf individual who started the sessions as a participant, but in 2023 would start coaching the sessions and using British sign language to make the sessions even more accessible to others.

Saints Foundation also announced last week men’s first-team goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu and women’s first-team defender Jemma Purfield were named the PFA Community Champions for the 2023-24 season.