Disability football

Disability Football

DISABILITY FOOTBALL IN LONDON 

There has never been a better time to get involved and play football, whatever your ability level. There are now more opportunities than ever to play football if you have a disability.

London FA believes in flexible, inclusive and accessible playing opportunities for everyone, and are committed to delivering a range of opportunities for players with a disability to access football at various levels across the county.

Take a look below to get a better understanding of player pathways, coaching and clubs and leagues.

Facts and statistics on Disability Sport

Below is a link to some useful statistics on disabled people. They can help you to understand a large proportion of our society, including demographics and impairment types.

CLICK HERE FOR STATS ON DISABILITY SPORT

DISABILITY FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE PATHWAY - FROM GRASSROOTS TO THE ELITE GAME

Details of the performance pathway for 2017-21 are outlined below.

Disability Talent Pathway

Get In Touch

Conor McBrearty

Disability Football Development Manager

E: conor.mcbrearty@londonfa.com

MAP OF DISABILITY FOOTBALL IN LONDON

Want to play disability football in London? Please have a look at the map below that contains opportunities with the following:

  • Affiliate football clubs
  • Disability football recreational centres

London FA Sanctioned Disability Leagues
BE AWARE

Disability Awareness Training

London FA can run Disability Awareness Training can work with clubs and leagues to create a more inclusive workforce. It brings context to the most common disabilities, provides information on Equality Act 2010 requirements, talks through common scenarios concerning disability in the sport and different adjustments that can be made.

We can offer a bespoke London FA Disability Awareness Training workshop for clubs and leagues to become inclusive and it offers practical advice for clubs and leagues.

Disability football Courses

In the context of The FA’s Long Term Development Model, attendance at a Coaching Disabled Footballers (CDF) Course will enable you to:

  • Apply and extend your existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of players with a range of impairments
  • Establish basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers
  • Use appropriate terminology
  • Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations
  • Ensure that you are working in a safe and enjoyable environment and players are free from poor practice and abuse
  • Plan a wide range of coaching sessions for disabled players
  • Using the Inclusion Spectrum, plan your coaching sessions to include disabled players or provide alternative appropriate opportunities
  • Understand the player pathway available for disabled players including the appropriate structures for competition.

Please note that there are other impairment specific courses available to support the development of disabled players and complement the delivery of the CDF course.

Click here for more information.

The purpose of this course is to provide you with ideas and guidance on how to adapt, where necessary, to include deaf players in your sessions and match situations in your school or club.

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Good coaching at grassroots level is essential if players are to maximise their full potential. This course aims to provide you with tips and guidance on how to adapt, where necessary, to include players with a visual impairment in coaching sessions at your club or school.

Click here for more information.