Disability Football

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"Football For All"

There's never been a better time to get involved and play disability football.

The Surrey County FA is leading the way in developing and providing disability football initiatives in the County and strives to provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Our ethics and sports equality strategy is summarised in The FA County Plan as the simple phrase 'Football For All.' This statement is embedded within the County FA and is a crucial part of our 4 year FA County Strategy.

You may be an enthusiastic grass roots player who likes nothing more than a kickabout with your friends and enjoys the social aspect of this participation. We currently have over 30 clubs competing in our County Football For All League that caters for players with a range of impairments. Others may have ambitions to develop as a player and to potentially play for their country - the good news is that the systems are in place for you to access football at the level that meets your needs and aspirations. If you want to strive to be the best within the game then there is a structured pathway to aid your development. We are proud to host a County Player Development Centre, the South East Regional Centre of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy, and one of Europe's top Deaf teams in Fulham Deaf FC, and we have an excellent track record in progressing within the Disability Player Pathway.

Disability Football is high on our agenda and we are actively looking to provide new opportunities for disabled footballers, coaches and officials, and to develop a wide ranges of provisions. As well as providing playing opportunities we also run coaching courses for the Football For All community, along with coach education through our Coaching Disabled Footballers, Coaching Deaf Footballers and Coaching Blind Footballers courses.

We are also proud to be part of Interactive's Inclusive and Active 2 strategy plan, which sets out five overarching strategic themes and identifies targeted outcomes to increase opportunities for disabled people to participant in sport and physical activity.,

For any further information or to get involved please contact Chris Cole on chris.cole@surreyfa.com or click on a link below:

Club Guide to Including Disabled Players

 

Coaching Disabled Footballers

Football For All Pan Disability League

Player Development Centre

Regional Centre of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy

Disability Player Pathway

Deaf Football

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