The FA Disability Cup returns this summer with England’s top grassroots powerchair teams competing at the WFA Cup final at the national football centre, St. George’s Park, on Saturday, 16th June 2018.

The competition, which is now in its third year, is the largest of its kind in this country with six cup finals scheduled to take place across the weekend in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations: 

  • Amputee (England Amputee Football Association)
  • Blind (The National Blind Football League)
  • Cerebral palsy (Cerebral Palsy Sport)
  • Deaf (English Schools’ Football Association)
  • Partially sighted (National Partially Sighted Football League)
  • Powerchair (Wheelchair Football Association)

As well as the introduction of a partially sighted category, this year’s event will also play host to an exhibition of frame football, which is a new format of the game currently being developed in conjunction with Cerebral Palsy Sport for people who use a frame or walker.

The FA’s National Participation Manager, Phil Heap, 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.” 

Ricky Stevenson, WFA Chairperson, said “We are delighted to see Powerchair Football and The WFA Cup included in such a fantastic event to promote disability football.  The FA Disability Cup has grown over the last 3 years and for our players to be given the opportunity to play at St George’s Park provides a real highlight of their season.  We hope this event will become the showpiece for disability football in England and we are excited for Powerchair football to be part of the wider disability football family.  It proves that football really is a sport #ForAll!”

To learn more about grassroots disability football in general, please visit TheFA.com/Disability.