THE ENGLISH FEDERATION
OF DISABILITY SPORT

About EFDS


The English Federation Of Disability Sport ( EFDS) is the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. They work closely with seven national disability sports organisations recognised by Sport England.

  •  English Sports Association for People with a Learning Disability
  •  British Deaf Sports Council
  •  British Blind Sport
  •  Cerebral Palsy Sport
  •  British Wheelchair Sports Foundation
  •  Disability Sport England
  • EFDS developed a four year plan, to include disabled people in six of the national priority sports. The stratgey was:

  •  The creation of programmes for grass roots participation      by disabled people.
  •  The delivery of a programme of championships and          events for disabled people.
  •  The establishment of a talent identification system for     disabled players and athletes.
  •  The establishment of regional and national training     squads for disabled players and athletes

    About
    EFDS Football

    One of the key initiatives of EFDS was, in partnership with the FA, the development of Ability Counts Football. The objectives of Ability Counts is to:

  •  Actively increase local football opportunities for disabled people
  •  Improve the quality of coaching available to disabled people
  •  Establish a competition structure
  •  Create performance pathways to excellence
  •  Raise the profile, & awareness, of football for disabled people

  • The number of Ability Counts Club's is increasing all the time. This has given rise to a number of regional Ability Counts leagues, competitions and festivals.

    EFDS Contacts

    English Federation Of Disability Sport
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Alsager Campus, Hassall Rd, Alsager, Stoke on Trent, ST7 2HL
    Tel:     0161 247 5294
    Mnc:   0161 247 5644
    Fax:    0161 247 6895
    E-mail: federation@efds.co.uk
    Web:   www.efds.co.uk

    ABILITY COUNTS FOOTBALL CLUBS

    AFC Bournemouth
    Birmingham City
    Brentford
    Bristol Rovers
    Blackburn Rovers
    Brighton & HA
    Bury
    Burnley
    Cambridge Utd
    Charlton Ath
    Colchester Utd
    Coventry City
    Crewe Alexandra


    Everton
    Hull City
    Ipswich Town
    Kidderminster H
    Leeds Utd
    Leicester City
    Leyton Orient
    Lincoln City
    Manchester Utd
    Mansfield Town
    Newcastle Utd
    Northampton Town
    Norwich City

    Notts County
    Portsmouth
    Rushden & Diamonds
    Reading
    Rotherham Utd
    Sheffield Wed
    Southampton
    Sunderland
    Tranmere Rovers
    Watford
    Wimbledon
    Wolves

     
         

     

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