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Local Opportunities - Grassroots Football

There's never been a better time to get involved

There's never been a better time to get involved and play disability football

Opportunities for players with a disability to access football at various levels have grown incredibly over the past few years.  You may be an enthusiastic grass roots player who likes nothing more than a kick about with your friends and enjoys the social aspect of this participation.  Others may have ambitions to develop as a player and to potentially to play for their country – the good news is that the systems are in place for you access football at the level that meets your needs and aspirations.

Shropshire FA support a number of FA Ability Counts Football club sessions. 

Football Opportunities in Shropshire
We run a number of footballing events over the year, one of which is our Shropshire FA Ability league, which happens once a month when the season is taking place with one centralised venue at Telford College. It’s 16+ PAN disability football format. 
Footballing In Education
We run and support a number of football coaching sessions in primary/secondary/college education, catering to all needs and ages. These are in a special school setting. We also provide open football training workshops for all organisations that have a disability club where we attend and provide coaching sessions for their club member.

Mental Health

We work closely with mental health charities and organisations, helping their members gain access to football. 

Powerchair Football

We currently have two teams playing Powerchair football, both based in Shifnal. One of the teams is in the national league and one in the regional league. We are working closely to recruit new members for our planned coaching workshop sessions. 
We have a dedicated Football Development Officer who is passionate about developing flexible, inclusive, and accessible playing opportunities at all levels and abilities.
We have a directory of all our disability clubs ranging from school age up to adults covering all areas of Shropshire so you can locate your nearest vicinity.

From grassroots to the elite game, here is where you will find how you can take part in disability football.