The FA Disability Cup took place last weekend (6th May) at St. Georges’ Park, with five national finals in five different impairment groups – deaf, blind, cerebral palsy, powerchair and amputee.
The results of the five finals were as follows:
Powerchair: Aspire 2-1 Villa Rockets
Cerebral Palsy: CP United 9-1 Chelsea
Blind: RNC Shrews 3-2 Merseyside
Deaf: Derby 6-4 Braidwood
Amputee: Peterborough 3-2 Everton
To mark it, a special film has been made featuring a cast list of rising stars from the disability football world. Sam Bull, powerchair footballer, Brandon Coleman, blind footballer, cerebral palsy footballer Jordan Twiss and Danielle Evans, a deaf footballer all feature and explain how their involvement in their chosen discipline has helped them in other areas of their life.
“The power of football is unstoppable” said Bull. “When I started playing powerchair football, the boost I had to my mental state and my confidence was massive, and my competitive side, which was probably always there, really came out.”
“There’s a lot of people out there that don’t know the pathway for disability football and its just case of getting that awareness out there,” said Evans, who plays for Everton FC deaf team and twice voted Disability Player of the Year.
In addition, The FA has released its first ever a British Sign Language (BSL) film in association with the English Federation of Disability in Sport (EFDS).
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