A goalkeeper watches on during a match in the Middlesex FA Disability League


Get involved with disability football in Middlesex


There has never been a better time to get involved and play football, whatever your ability level..
There are now more opportunities than ever to play football if you have a disability.

Middlesex FA believe in flexible, inclusive and accessible playing opportunities for everyone, and are committed to delivering a range of opportunities for players with a disability to access football at various levels across the county.

Find out how you can get involved in disability football below.  

FA Dispensation Policy

The FA dispensation policy details the options for disability players to ensure they get the best football experience.

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Adults at Risk


The FA have issued new guidance on how to protect adults at risk.


This is guidance only and good practice and is not mandatory but advisory:


  Appoint an Adult Safeguarding Lead (ASL) within the club (similar to Club Welfare Officer) – someone with knowledge of safeguarding.

Once ASL  appointed add them as an official on the WGS

Adopt safeguarding policy and procedures (see attached)

Know how to report concerns

Complete the new Adults at Risk Online safeguarding training

DBS required for coaches involved in Open Age football (Open Age is from 16+)


You will be able to find all the material required including the free online course on this page.


Any questions please do not hesitate in contacting the Safeguarding Team.

disability leagues in middlesex

north west london mental health League

Is your team looking to get involved in a local disability league? Here in Middlesex we have three leagues open to entries from new teams with mixed male and female teams welcome in each.

North West London Mental Health League

A 7-a-side adult league for players with mental health problems, the North West London Mental Health League runs on the second Friday of the month from 1pm-3pm at Brunel University Sports Park.

Hounslow Hawks
Millwall Disability team celebrate scoring a goal

Other leagues

Other disability football leagues in Middlesex

Small sided adult league for players of all abilities. Fixtures run on the first Sunday of every month from 11am-1pm at Goals Soccer Centre in Ruislip.

The SEN Schools League is a 5-a-side youth league for children with learning disabilities. The league has four divisions including: u16 MLD (mild learning disability), u14 MLD, SLD (severe learning disability) open age and girls open aged.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 020 8515 1919

(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)


By Email: development@middlesexfa.com


Did You Know?

Disability Football is the seventh largest participation team sport in the country.

Disability Turn up and Play centres

Similar to the Just Play! initiative, our Turn Up & Play Centres provide casual football sessions to people with a disability, impairment or long-term health condition that simply want to play football. There's no commitment and sessions are aimed at being fun, engaging and sociable.

Hendon FC Mental health session
Players from Hendon FC's mental health turn up and play session
from the local pitch to the national stage

fa Disability talent Pathway 

The FA Disability Talent Pathway is an opportunity for young talented footballers to progress to local development opportunities and even possibly England international squads.

FA Disability Talent Hub - the first step on the pathway aimed at complementing current club activities and games
FA Regional Emerging Talent Camp Programme - the next step, offering an enhanced level of player support to aid development
FA National Emerging Talent Camp - the final stage of the pathway which aims to identify players suitable for national representation.

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