Disability Football

Dorset FA supports a number of disability activities across the County to help provide activities for disabled people to engage in grassroots football and disability talent pathway where appropriate.

Amongst other aspects of our work, some of the key disability football opportunities include:

Mental Health Football

Dorset FA are currently working with Dorset Mental Health Forum to create turn up and play football opportunities to promote fun and exercise within a social, welcoming environment.  

Details of Community Inclusion football in Dorset can be found here.

Dorset Ability Counts League

This pan-disability league runs on a home and away fixtures and currently supports adult male teams to engage in competition on a regular basis. There are 2 divisions to help ensure appropriate ability banding and as the league continues to grow there are hopes to develop a female and junior division. The league website can be found here.

Details of Ability Counts Teams in Dorset can be found here.

Youth Football

Dorset FA are currently supporting 2 local football clubs to set up U16 teams with the view to starting an U16s Ability Counts League to feed into the Adult section.

SEN Schools Football
Dorset FA are looking to work with an number of secondary schools and colleges in Dorset, to organise an annual SEN Tournament.

FA Coaching Disabled Footballers course
To help support coaches to ensure that their sessions are inclusive for all, whether working with a disabled or mainstream team, each year Dorset FA hosts an FA Coaching Disabled Footballers course. This is a fantastic insight for coaches with a (minimum) Level 1 coaching badge to develop their skills further, details of courses can be 
found here.

FA Vauxhaul Football Mash Up

Fancy a Mash Up of footballs best bits; the fun, the games and the banter? Football Mash Up is all about Your Mates. Your Coach. Your Terms.

Dexter Sports YFC are running a Mash Up session every Wednesday 7-8pm at Rossmore Leisure Centre Just turn up and play! For more information contact Paul Kybert via kybert@hotmail.co.uk

For more information please contact Rosie Eggleston on rosie.eggleston@dorsetfa.com, or call 01202 688273.

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