From Grassroots to the Elite Game
opportunities for all
Never been a better time to play
From grassroots to the elite game, whether you’re a coach or a player, you can take part in disability football. There are now more opportunities than ever to play football if you have a disability.
There has never been a better time to get involved, whatever your ability level. Within Essex our disability programme has continued to grow and we are leading the way in developing Soccability football initiatives across the county.
turn-up and play
paths to progress
As a player there are opportunities for any age and ability to join in either recreationally, through a ‘Turn-Up and Play’ Centre, competitively within our Soccability League teams which have progressed players into national teams.
We currently run sessions which cater for a range of impairments, so please get in touch with your local Football Development Officer if you’d like to find out more.
essex soccability league
Our Soccability League is open to people with any disability/impairment and footballing ability. It’s played in three age groups (Under 12s, 16s and Adults) and in five categories (Premiership, Championship, League One, League Two and Fun).
We welcome players who are able to cope physically, with good levels of spatial awareness, strong footballing ability, who can understand tactics and have a good level of physical strength and fitness. Players with limited mobility, spatial awareness and fitness and basic or no footballing ability can also take part.