FA Disability Cup to return for finals day at St George’s Park

The FA Disability Cup will return this summer with England’s best grassroots disability teams competing at the national football centre – St George’s Park.

The FA Disability Cup will return this summer with England’s best grassroots disability teams competing at the national football centre – St George’s Park.

The competition, heading into its third year, will see six cup finals take place in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations.

The 2018 finals day – across the weekend of June 16-17 – will see the introduction of a partially sighted category which will join amputee, blind, cerebral palsy, deaf and powerchair’s partner competition’s cup final.

This year’s event will also see an exhibition of frame football, which is a new format of the game 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.”

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