Sheffield FC Disability are part of the world’s oldest football club but are far from traditional. They are a team of individuals and celebrate the right to be different. Every player is guaranteed game time, regardless of ability or disability – participation, inclusion and fun is their drive, not results.
Sheffield FC Disability was formed in the summer of 2015. They started out with a small number of children 6 years ago and this has grown organically to over 50 juniors and adults currently registered and regularly attending training every Monday night at the Olympic Legacy Park in Don Valley. Their juniors U12 and U16 play in the Sheffield & District Junior League and their adults play in the South Yorkshire Ability Counts League and the Sheffield & Hallamshire Flourish League.
Their players have a range of conditions but they all thoroughly enjoy playing football, and SFCD love supporting them develop as players and as people. Current player conditions include ADHD, Amputee, Asthma, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf, Dyspraxia, Epilepsy, Learning Difficulties and Tourettes.
As an all-inclusive football club, their aim is to further develop and enable more children and adults with special needs to play football. They feel a large proportion of our registered players have benefitted from playing regular football – both physically, mentally and socially.
They also welcome children and adults who’d prefer not to enter competitive games but simply would like to play football at their training sessions.
See their site for more information and details of training sessions.
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