Two Cerebral Palsy United players celebrate at the 2017 FA Disability Cup Final at St. George's Park.

Disability Football

From grassroots to the elite game, whether you're a coach or a player, here is how you can take part in 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.

Manchester FA believe 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.

Greater Manchester Ability Counts League (GMACFL)

If your club is looking for a PAN disability league to play in or more information about the league, please contact Eric Calow direct on the following email: caloweric@yahoo.co.uk

View the league tables and results from the GMACFL here...

Disability Teams & Turn-Up and Play Centres

If you are looking for a disability team to play for or a session to attend then more can be found on the map below.

England Talent Day

If you know of a talented player with an impairment or disability then we have an annual talent programme for players aged 7-16 years.

England Disability football performance pathway from grassroots to the elite game...

Powerchair Football

Powerchair Football is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs.

The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players use powerchairs equipped with foot guards to attack, defend and spin-kick a large football in an attempt to score goals.

There is a great North-West structure in place and a National League, where teams from all over the country come together over several weekends in the year as part of the league fixture programme. Powerchair football is a very exciting and adaptable format, which requires skill and a good understanding of the game, just like any other form of our nation’s favourite sport.

The North West league fixtures:
25/02/18 – Greenbank Sports Academy, Liverpool L17 1AG
15/04/18 – Smithills Sports Centre, Bolton BL1 6JS
06/05/18 – Smithills Sports Centre, Bolton BL1 6JS

To find your nearest Powerchair football club in the North-West, please visit the interactive map above.

To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:

Steven Edwards
Football Development Officer (Disability)
Steven.Edwards@ManchesterFA.com
0161 225 1966

The offices at Platt Lane are open Monday-Friday (8am-8pm) and Saturdays (9am-2pm).

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