One of The Football Association’s (FA) main goals is to make, ‘Football for All’. To get more people playing the game. Protect and improve facilities. To provide a safe and fun experience of football for all. Disability football is a massive part of this remit. The FA is investing heavily into improving disability football and making the sport more accessible for all.
One example of this is through the Disability Work Force Fund (DWF). Across the first two years, the DWF programme saw the number of disability teams increase to 2,000, the creation of over 600 centres and 96 disability football education courses delivered to 1,500 coaches. Prior to the third year, the number of disability specific football development officers has expanded from 26 to 43. This year, The FA has set a new key performance indicator to track the number of active centres and achieve regular participation across all County FAs.