Steve McCabe MP commends The Football Association’s commitment to Disability Football

To mark the launch of The FA’s Disability Football Development Fund Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe, met England Blind team members Dan English and Lewis Skyers at a Disability Football Demonstration in the shadow of Big Ben.

The Football Association has committed £1.5m to the Disability Football Development Fund for 2014 - 2017. Through this funding, the Football Association aims to achieve more than 30,000 new participants with a disability in football and create almost 600 new disability football teams.

The investment will be used to develop 27 projects across the country and will employ 17 Disability Officers to strategically manage the local provision. The remaining 10 projects will support existing provision delivered through professional football club community schemes, County Football Associations or third sector groups.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“It was great to meet England Blind team members at the launch of the FA’s disability football development fund. Sport unites many people and I think that it is important that influential sporting bodies like the FA continue to support disabled people by making sport accessible for everybody.”

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