Disability Recreational Football

Having an inclusive and flexible football pathway with a variety of opportunities for students to participate in is crucial when trying to engage new students in football activities. Below is an outline of various football activities colleges can use to engage more male students to play football creating a more diverse and flexible recreational football offer:

Turn Up & Play sessions

Turn Up & Play sessions are recreational sessions for disabled students to play football in an organised but informal way. The sessions provide disabled players with the opportunity to play the game in a relaxed, fun and safe environment. For more information on how to set up a Turn Up & Play session for disabled players please contact your County FA Disability Officer.

Festivals, Tournaments and Leagues

AoC Sport organises and delivers pan-disability leagues in many regions, on top of the opportunity to play regionally in tournaments and cups against other further education teams. If you are looking for a bit of competition in a friendly, safe and organised manner, find out more about entering here.

Impairment specific football

As well as pan-disability football, there are many impairment specific pathways that students can get involved in. For more information on the specific pathways please click here.

Further Resources

 FA Grassroots Disability Football

FA Get involved with pan-disability football

FA Best practice in open age adult disability football

For more information please contact Dan Greenwood, National Football Development Officer.