Inclusive (Disability) Football

Lincolnshire FA is striving to ensure that every person that wants to be involved in the game can be. There are opportunities for a player with a disability to access football across the county at various levels in Lincolnshire is growing.

Whether you are an enthusiastic grassroots player who enjoys a kick about with friends, or if you have ambitions to develop as a player and potentially play for your country we have a pathway for you.

What we do:

Just Turn up & Play Centres; During the 2017/18 season the FA will be supporting more clubs and the County FA in running Just turn up & play centres, with a priority to set up more regular provision for youth and females players to access the game. Sessions will be advertised when organised.

Talent Identification Programme; Lincolnshire FA have been awarded a license by the FA to deliver an FA Disability Talent Identification Programme (TIP) this season to identify players between the ages of 11-16 years old. Therefore, Lincolnshire County FA will be hosting an England Talent Day.

Lincolnshire Ability Counts League; is a PAN Disability league which operates on a festival basis with teams across Lincolnshire and come together once a month at a central venue for their fixture days. The Ability Counts League has 21 Male Adult teams across 3 divisions, One under 16 league with 5 teams. Within this, players have the opportunity to be selected for the Lincolnshire Ability Counts Representative 11aside team.

Football & Education - SEN League - Football opportunities' in schools to enhance links between schools and local football clubs.

Powerchair Football - Providing different formats of football for players any ages with different types of disability.

Representative Squad - Lincolnshire Ability Counts Representative Squad is an 11-aside team that was formed during the 16/17 season, with a primary aim to provide an additional opportunity for players to develop and experience the 11v11 format of the game. The primary aim of the pan-disability representative squad is to provide an additional player development pathway and format of the game for players that play within the ability counts league.

For more information regarding Disability Football within Lincolnshire please contact, Michelle Marshall at michelle.marshall@lincolnshirefa.com