#DiscoverDisabilityFootball

From grassroots to elite, we will raise awareness, increase support & inspire future talent

FA Disability Cup

As part of BT’s lead partnership with The FA, the FA Disability Cup was broadcast LIVE from St George’s Park on 17th / 18th July for the very first time. Ten teams battled it out in five finals across; Amputee, Powerchair, Blind, Partially Sighted and Cerebral Palsy formats.

Football Your Way

If you’re a footballer living with disability, The FA’s Football Your Way initiative offers guidance and ideas for you to ease your way back into playing the wonderful game. The goal is to give you the inspiration to stay active and connected, and help you return to training and playing in a fun and safe way. 

Visually impaired female footballer

Think you know your football?

Did you know, there are 17 national representative Para teams that you can get behind across the four Home Nation FAs in seven forms of impairment-specific football; Blind, Partially Sighted, Deaf, Cerebral Palsy, Powerchair, Learning Disability & Amputee.  

Bev Channlor - She’s one of our own

BT staff and 4-3-3 squad members Bev & her husband John are true ambassadors of the game, and stalwarts of grassroots football, firm believers that sport should be totally inclusive and open to everyone.

Covid has made Bev realise just how important football is to their family and they have started out on a journey to set up a disability team at their local club Spennymoor FC, in their next step to push inclusivity one step further. “I’m really looking forward to it,” John says. “It’s football for all and a great opportunity to bring more players onboard."

Bev Channlor and family
Bev Channlor and family

Amputee footballer using crutches
Amputee footballer using crutches

Inspiring stories from the 4 Home Nations

Discover six inspiring people who show why we should all know more about disability football and why it is set to become even more popular in the future.

Dylan McCready, Goalkeeper, Linfield disability team, Belfast
Rebecca Sellar, Footballer, Scotland Amputee team
Steve Daley, Head Coach and former captain, England Partially Sighted team
Garmon Edwards-Jones, Midfielder, Henllan FC, Wales
Bev & John Challinor, Volunteers, Spennymoor FC, Bishop Auckland
Marcus Harrison, England Powerchair footballer, Liverpool

Para Football Adventures

Alex Brooker and Chelcee Grimes have been on an epic journey across the home nations, shining a floodlight on para and disability football, learning about the sport and meeting some of the truly inspirational people that make up the game.