New Football Your Way campaign to help disabled footballers return after lockouts

By on May 24, 2021 0
By Tom Walker May 24, 2021

The campaign will encourage preparations for a return to the court or the field for the players / England football

A new campaign will seek to help disabled footballers return to the sport and “ reclaim the moments they missed ” as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted across the country.

The Football Your Way campaign was launched by England Football, the grassroots and participation group recently launched by the Football Association.

The campaign will encourage preparations for a return to the court or the field for players, whenever they feel ready to do so.

As part of the campaign, a new Football Your Way online information center has been launched to help and motivate people with disabilities to feel confident and take the lead in participating in football-based activities.

James Kendall, Director of Football Development for the FA, said: “This past year has been one of the most difficult times not only for football, but also for society.

“We know grassroots football has the power to change people’s lives for the better and the Football Your Way campaign will help encourage footballers with disabilities to come back to the pitch and play the game they love.

“There are many ways for people to get involved, from participating in challenges to learning new skills, so I encourage everyone to get active and give it a try whenever they feel up to it. return.”

As part of the campaign, England Football has partnered with Cerebral Palsy Sport to create new Frame Football skill cards that are part of the Football Your Way hub resources. Activity and Skill Cards, developed using CP Sport’s expertise and knowledge, help individuals play frame soccer at home, in the garden or in outdoor spaces with family and friends.

CP Sport COO Adi Fawcett said, “We are proud to be part of the Football Your Way campaign.

“Our mission at CP Sport is to provide as many opportunities as possible for people with cerebral palsy to participate in sport and we are working closely with our key partners to achieve this.

“It has been a privilege to work so closely with the FA on this project, to have the financial support of Toyota Parasport and to have produced a resource as part of this campaign that can also be viewed as part of our service. Frame Football rental. “

To further encourage disabled footballers to get active, England Football has also launched the 3 Step Challenge.

The challenge encourages players to design their own 3-step challenge to help them prepare for their return to the field, choosing an activity based on number three.

To learn more about Football Your Way, Click here.

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