DISABILITY FOOTBALL IN SURREY
Surrey FA are 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 FA County Strategy.
You may be an enthusiastic grassroots player who likes nothing more than a kick about with your friends or you may have ambitions to develop your game and reach the very top - the good news is that the systems are in place for you to access football at the level that meets your needs and aspirations. We currently have over 30 clubs competing in our County Football For All League that caters for players with a range of impairments. We are proud to host the South East Regional Talent Centre for Cerebral Palsy, and one of Europe's top Deaf teams in Fulham Deaf FC, and we have an excellent track record in identifying and progressing players within the Disability Player Pathway through our Talent Identification Programme.
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, offer support through our Coach mentor programme and offer specific 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.
MENTAL HEALTH LEAGUE
Surrey FA also host the Surrey Community League, run by Woking FC In The Community, which provides opportunities for those players with Mental Health conditions to take part in both football competitions and social activities including team building days, motivational talks and courses aimed at providing new skills and building self-esteem. For further information or to get involved please click here to be redirected to their website.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON DISABILITY FOOTBALL
For any further information or to get involved please contact Chris Cole on firstname.lastname@example.org or click on a link below to be redirected.
Club Guide to Including Disabled Players
Coaching Disabled Footballers
Football For All Pan Disability League
Talent Identification Programme (TIP)
Cerebral Palsy Regional Talent Centre (RTC)
Disability Player Pathway