FA Disability Training for Clubs

Disability Training for Clubs: Journey to Inclusion

Disability Training for Clubs: Journey to Inclusion has been created to encourage more grassroots clubs to open their doors to disabled people, providing them with the opportunity to play and get involved with football in their local community. The FA and Northumberland FA have worked together to offer a local opportunity to take part in this workshop within our County.

Thursday 11th July 2024, 18:30 – 21:30, Wallsend BC, Kirkley Park, Rheydt Avenue, Wallsend, NE28 8SX.

Cost: FREE


Who is Disability Training For Clubs: Journey to Inclusion for?

Club Officials, Volunteers, and Coaches who help make football happen and support your club in any way. Or anyone, such as a parent, looking to volunteer at a Club to help them grow their Disability Football offer.

If your clubs wants to go one step further and take a deeper dive into the barriers disabled people face when accessing football and how to overcome them, or those who simply want some additional support in creating and implementing their action plan to grow disability football within their club, this workshop is for you. The workshop will also bring the Disability Toolkit for Clubs to life through knowledgeable tutors.

If your Club has, or wants to have, FA Comets sessions, Pan-Disability Teams or Development Groups, Disability Specific Teams or Development Groups, wants to attract more volunteers, spectators, or players, or just be as welcoming and integral to your community as possible, the Journey to Inclusion Workshop is going to help you and your club.

The training workshops also offer the opportunity for clubs to network with other likeminded clubs, as well as hear real life case studies of clubs that have successfully grown to become more inclusive.

Future applications for NFA Your Club funding, and FA Comets allocations, will favourably weight Clubs who have attended.

Refreshments and a light buffet will also be provided at the Workshop for attendees. Attendees will also receive a Disability Training for Clubs: Journey to Inclusion Workbook to take back to your club full of information, ideas, and additional support networks to help put what your learn into action.



For more information, please email david.jones2@northumberlandfa.com


Disability Toolkit For Clubs

The online toolkit has been developed with the support of Activity Alliance and takes the form of a simple disability inclusion health check for grassroots clubs by presenting a series of reflective questions shaped around six core pillars for clubs to consider. Working through the health check will help clubs understand their areas of strength as well as those that need development. 

It is filled with information, practical tips and resources all designed to help clubs to create an action plan which can be implemented to start or grow disability provision at their club.



If you require an Accessible Word format of the toolkit, please email disabilitytrainingforclubs@thefa.com or call 0800 169 2007.