Mencap formed its national football team over 30 year ago following its invitation to take part in a European championships held in Switzerland.

National football trials are held each year to select players for the squad. Those selected attend a training weekend about a month before the squad flies out to Geneva for the Championships.

Each year a different ability level is chosen to ensure that players of all abilities get the oportunity to play for their country.


Management Team
 Mark Summers  Team Manager  Harrogate Gateway FC
 Richard Howe  Coach  Heronsbridge School
 Trevor Waddington  Coach  Pontefract Pirates
 Stephen Moore  Coach  Bell Vue Boyz (M'boro)
 Kristian Northend  Coach  Bell Vue Boyz (M'boro)
In 2011, responsibility for the National football team passed to Harrogate Mencap. The day to day management of the team continues to be conducted by the experienced management and coaching team which is made up of volunteer coaches from various clubs around the country


The National Mencap football trials will be held at Warwick University on Sunday, 01 February 2015.

Nominations are invited for players who meet the following


  • Players must be a member of Mencap or belong to a Mencap affiliated group
  • Players must have a learning disability.
  • Players must be male and over 18 years of age.
  • Players must receive at least 20 weeks football training per year and play regular competitive football.
  • Players should participate at Intermediate or Championship ability level (Intermediate/novice).

Further information can be found on the following downloads;
Closing date for nominations is 20th January 2014




Mencap 11-a-side Football Trails
2015 Information




Mencap 11-a-side Football Trails
2015 Nomination Form
Mencap Football Diary 2015
01 Feb 2015 11-a-side Football Trials Knaresborough, North Yorks
01-03 May 2015 Geneva Squad Training Weekend Swansea, South Wales
21-25 May 2015 European Football Championship Geneva, Switzerland

Mencap Football Contact:

Mark Summers
1 Princess Drive, Knaresborough, N Yorks, HG5 0AG

Tel:     07940 509757

Mencap National Sport Manager:

Contact:  Martin or Faye



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