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
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.