The competition, which is now in its third year, is the largest of its kind in this country, with six cup finals scheduled to take place in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations:
- Amputee (England Amputee Football Association)
- Blind (The National Blind Football League)
- Cerebral palsy (Cerebral Palsy Sport)
- Deaf (English Schools’ Football Association)
- Partially sighted (National Partially Sighted Football League)
- Powerchair (Wheelchair Football Association)
As well as the introduction of a partially sighted category, this year’s event will also play host to an exhibition of frame football, which is a new format of the game currently being developed in conjunction with Cerebral Palsy Sport for people who use a frame or walker.
Phil Heap, National Participation Manager, said:
“The FA Disability Cup is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, fans and partner organisations involved across the grassroots disability game.
“I am delighted we will be returning to St. George’s Park for the third year in a row as it provides the perfect platform to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist within grassroots disability football For All. I would like to wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”
To learn more about grassroots disability football in England, please visit TheFA.com/Disability.