Disability football

Disability Football


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.

Football your way 

The FA have put together a three-year plan titled Football Your Way, to help develop, improve and raise awareness of Disability Football in England.

The new plan is the first of its kind and covers seven key areas, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring that as part of the equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, disabled people have the opportunity to engage and participate in football their way, from grassroots all the way to the elite end of the game. The plan comes under the umbrella of the broader equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which is about creating A Game For All.  

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.




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

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 Introduction - Online course

Football is 'For All' – and almost one in five of us has a long-standing limiting disability, illness or condition.

This online module lasts 30 minutes and examines how to support the individuals in your team, whatever their ability level. We'll explore what's meant by disability and the different pathways available for disabled players. Examples include mainstream, pan-disability and impairment-specific football.