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From grassroots to the elite game, whether you're a coach or a player,  here is how you can take part in disability football


There has never been a better time to get involved and play football, whatever your ability level. There are now more opportunities than ever to play football if you have a disability.

Gloucestershire FA believe in flexible, inclusive and accessible playing opportunities for everyone, and are committed to delivering a range of opportunities for players with a disability to access football at various levels across the county.

If you want to join an existing session or set up a new club, there is an opportunity for everyone with a disability to play football.


The FA have appointed a new FA Coach Mentor, Simon Russell, who will work specifically within Disability Football to support coaches in Gloucestershire.

If you are a Coach volunteering within Disability Football or a coach with a disability and would like support from Simon, please complete the form below.

Disability Coach Mentor - Support Form

Get In Touch

Hattie Tidwell

Football Development Officer


Disability Football Introduction course

This course examines how to support the individuals in your team, whatever their ability level. This course will explore what disability means, The FA's Philosophy on Disability Football and the specific player pathways available. Click on the link to the take FREE introduction course today.

Disability League

There are a number of clubs across Gloucestershire that deliver sessions for players with disabilities.

They also participate in the Ability Counts Leagues and provide players an opportunity to play competitive football.

The Gloucestershire FA are excited to have a newly formed Youth Ability Counts U16s League for the 2022-23 season (4-year age banding) and are looking for this to continue to grow as more clubs enter.

Take a look at the League tables below.

To find out how to join a team in the Youth or Adult Ability Counts Leagues, or if you are a club looking to enter in one of our leagues, contact our Football Development Officer, Hattie Tidwell, using the details shown above.

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