The Sierra Leone Amputee Sports Club started in Freetown, Sierra Leone,
in 2001 as that countryísí prolonged conflict drew to a close. The war was
widely known for the use of limb amputation as a weapon of fear and intimidation
targeted at anyone who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Many of these amputees found themselves living in the Aberdeen Amputee Camp in
Freetown with little to do and a severe lack of opportunities. It was in this
environment that some of the young men were introduced to the sport of amputee
football. They enjoyed being active and loved the game. Thus was born the Sierra
Leone Amputee Sports Club (SLASC) as an organisation to use sport, primarily
football, as a vehicle for empowering amputees and creating opportunities for
Since this time they have grown to 5 regional teams and have proudly represented their country in African Nations and World Cup competitions. Their story of courage in the face of adversity has inspired millions around the globe However, despite this global recognition and admiration for their sporting talents, many of SLASCís members still struggle for the daily necessities of life. SL Amputee Club UK, a registered UK charity, exists to change this and create opportunities for the amputees of Sierra Leone. We do this through direct support for SLASC in Sierra Leone and other organisations working towards improving the welfare of amputees.
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