Ability Counts


The formation of Ability Counts was one of the key objectives of the FA's strategy for developing football for disabled people.

The concept saw the creation of a number of Ability Counts football Clubs and with it, the creation of Regional disability football leagues which provide disabled footballers with the opportunity to play regular competitive football.

It was seen as the initial step in helping to identify and develop talented footballers, providing quality coaching and increasing participation.
It formed the foundation of the FA's disability player pathway to the England disability teams.

Season 2010-11 saw the move from regional disability football leagues to county leagues. Although some regional leagues still exist, 34 County Leagues have now been established.

In many cases, these County-based leagues were established and supported by County FAs and will be working toward the FA Charter Standard League status.


The FA's Disability
Football Strategy 2010-12

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