The FA's Disability Football Strategy has firmly placed the FA as the world leading governing body in the development of disability football. The success of the strategy has seen an explosion of opportunity through schools programmes, Ability County and Charter Standard Clubs, regional football festivals and leagues, through to Coaching Centres and the England imparement specific squads

Although the strategy includes participation for all, it enables elite performers to be guided through a "Player Pathway" to the national teams.

The Football Association currently run 8 England Football Squads and Development Squads for the impairment groups. These squads represent England in friendly internationals as well as in European and World Championships.

England Squads

• Learning Disability
• Deaf (Men and Women)
• Cerebral Palsy
• Partially Sighted
• Amputee
• Blind
• Power-chair football

The FA also support the Paralympic GB Squads;
• Cerebral Palsy
• Blind

England LD Squad

In short, a the FA have made tremendous strides in the development and provision of footballing opportunities for disabled players. So broad is the subject, these pages could never include it all. Instead, I will merely attempt to point you in the right direction.

Click on the links below to for more information.


Route to the England Squads
Player Pathways
Ability Counts

County FA's

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Jeff Davis
FA National Football
Development Manager



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