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.
Devon 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.
Devon FA is committed to developing opportunities for footballers with a disability, whether as a player, coach, referee, or volunteer.
Disability Football has grown in Devon, and there are many opportunities to play around the County, including many inclusive clubs for children, adults, and women’s players. Devon FA’s Disability Football facebook and twitter pages have current information, fliers and photos.
Devon FA runs and supports a number of Disability Football initiatives across the county including:
- Devon Ability Counts Disability Football League
- Centre’s of Excellence for talented players with a disability
- Training Courses
- Deaf Friendly Football Clubs
- South West Powerchair Football League
- Exeter Downs Syndrome Football Programme
- Plymouth Monthly Mental Health Football Tournaments (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Torbay Monthly Mental Health Football Tournaments (contact email@example.com)
Devon FA has also been able to support the development of Pan-Disability Football sessions in new areas across the county to localise Football opportunities for people with disabilities. This has been supported by the Disability Football Development Fund (DFDF) and working with FA Charter Standard Clubs. The new activities for adults and children with disabilities have been created in Pinhoe (Exeter), Devonport (Plymouth), Ashburton, Honiton (male and female), Exeter (Female), Exmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Ivybridge, Torquay, Tavistock and Barnstaple (Female).
For more information about disability football please contact:
Ash Harris – Disability Football Development Officer