London Inclusion Football League awarded England Football Accreditation League status
The London FA are proud to announce that London Inclusion Football League have been awarded England Football Accreditation League status.
London Inclusion is the second league to achieve England Football Accreditation, formerly FA Charter Standard, this season.
The league has been facilitating recreational football for men and women with disabilities since 2021 for 35 teams. The league formed when former disabilities leagues merged to create a central venue league for over 400 players. The league has become the first London FA affiliated all disability league to gain England Football Accreditation.
London FA Disability & Inclusion officer and London Inclusion League secretary, Conor McBrearty, said:
"It's great news that the London Inclusion Football League has achieved England Football accreditation status and a massive thanks to all the volunteer committee for their amazing support and the great work they carry out to provide Disability football in London.
"The League has gone from strength to strength since we brought together four divisions which support 40 teams in London and engaging close to 400 players with disabilities throughout London. The League are also looking at setting up a female and youth divisions within London and are currently working with partners and looking at running some festivals in 2023.’’
Nathan Batchelor, FA National Grassroots Leagues Services Manager, added: "It is testament to the commitment and progressive attitude of this league and its member clubs that the league is able to attain England Football Accredited League status. The league should be applauded for embracing this process and demonstrating that they are constantly striving to improve, for players, coaches, referees and clubs.”
London FA are looking to continue supporting their clubs to achieve England Football Accreditation. We are delighted to be able to recognise and reward the league for all the hard work that has gone into improving and growing the provisions available for those with disabilities and we look forward to working together in the years to come.
The England Football Accredited League is an accreditation that sets an operational benchmark for FA sanctioned leagues. This is awarded to leagues which can demonstrate their commitment to provide well organised football in safer, more inclusive environments.
To find out more about becoming an England Football Accredited League or Club, click here, or email Niamh.Coyle@LondonFA.com