The FA launches historic three-year plan to develop disability football in England as it looks to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce
- The Football Association have launched their historic Football Your Way plan
- The three-year blueprint is aimed at developing disability football in England
- Document is the first of its kind and aims to raise the profile of disability football
The Football Association have launched their historic Football Your Way plan, aimed at developing disability football in England.
The launch of the three-year blueprint, from 2021-2024, outlines the governing body’s target of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce from inside the FA and out, whilst also increasing participation and the level of coaching, increasing support for elite players and raising the profile of disability football.
The new document is the first of its kind and, it is hoped, will allow the FA to create and sustain a culture across the sport where disabled people have access to all opportunities and feel they truly belong, both on and off the pitch.
FA have launched their historic Football Your Way plan, aimed at developing disability football
England international and Merseyside VIFC Blind footballer, Azeem Ameer said: ‘Being able to play football at a high level with other disabled players has been an amazing opportunity for me.
‘Football has made a significant difference to my life and to the lives of those I play with at every level.
‘I hope The FA’s new plan can help raise awareness of disability football and provide significant opportunities to inspire people to play the game, from kids who are giving it a go for the first time, to fellow internationals on the world stage.’
Edleen John, the FA’s International Relations and Corporate Affairs Director added: ‘We want to inspire future generations by showcasing the many opportunities on and off the pitch available to disabled people, whether they want to work for our organisation, develop as elite players or coaches or just play the game for fun with friends.
‘By working together as one united team with a common-purpose and vision, we can achieve this ambitious plan for the development of disability football and increased understanding and awareness across England.’
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