THE SCOTTISH
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

About the FA

The Scottish FA has a National Development Officer for Disability Football, to give access to to the game, to those with a disability. The aim is to establish and co-ordinate opportunities for through initiatives delivered at a national, regional and local level.
The key objectives are:

  • To increase the number of footballers with disabilities participating in Scotland.
  • Develop a programme of training and competition for footballers with disabilities.
  • Develop a pathway to allow footballers with disabilities to compete at the highest level.
  • Raise the standard of Football coaching available to players with disabilities by establishing a comprehensive education and mentoring programme for new and existing coaches.
  • To raise the profile of disability football and provide appropriate structures that support the programme both centrally and locally.


    More information about the SFA & disability football can be found on the the SFA's website under "disability football" www.scottishfa.co.uk
National Coaching Centre

The creation of a national coaching centre for disabled football is a key factor in helping to identify talented footballers, provides quality coaching and ultimateley provides a structured pathway for players to the Scottish National teams.

The centre, based at The University of Stirling, allows selected disability footballers to access physiotherapy, sports science support and specialised coaching.

Applications forms for the Coaching Centre are available on the SFA website

National Development Officer for Disability Football:
Stuart Sharp
Hampden Park, Glasgow
stuart.sharp@scottishfa.co.uk
Tel: 0141 616 6077



National Teams

At the moment the Scottish FA, in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport, supports an international squad for Cerebral Palsy.


The Scottish FA will be looking at forming other disability national teams in the future.
Up to date news about the National squads can be found on the the SFA's website at:

   

 

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