Disability in Sport Program
The European Football Academy are proud to be supporters of the English Federation of Disability in Sport, and it is our aim along with the help of our players to support this Charity in making a positive difference in children’s lives through football.
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) exists to make active lives possible and ensure that millions of disabled people can lead active lifestyles.
Dedicated to disabled people in sport and physical activity, EFDS supports a wide range of organisations to include disabled people more effectively.
The national charity looks to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available. Established in September 1998, EFDS has a vision that disabled people are active for life.
Through the support of the EFDS, it is our goal to provide football training for children with Cerebral Palsy on a regular basis with the goal of having a team compete on a regular basis.
One of the reasons we are taking on this challenge is to break down barriers between able bodied children and those with a disability. As player in our academy we expect all players U12 and above to assist our coaches in the training program for a minimum of 6 hours each season.
We firmly believe one of the best ways to break down barriers and learn is to teach. Getting our players to participate in these sessions requires they help teach new skills under the direction of our coaches. They will need to understand the how and why with the ability to adapt it to the players they are teaching. This will take patience, focus, awareness and require the leadership skills necessary to be effective.
We believe this will be a very rewarding part of the academy program and look forward to strongly supporting its development.
If you would like to know more about the EFDS contact them at
Telephone 01509 227750
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