FA Disability Talent Programme

Your England Journey Starts Here.

The fa's disability talent strategy 2017-21
aims to reach and develop players with potential
from a 'hard to reach group.'

The individual development and progression of these players within a fluid and non-linear pathway is the
cornerstone of this strategy. The FA has strategically led the development of disability football in England
since 2001, in this time the growth and development of the player pathway has been impressive.
Development specifically within Grassroots environments has been attributed by the work undertaken
locally by County FA's, the Premier League, the English Football League Club Trusts, and Football in the
Community and mainstream programmes.

Talent programme pathway


Jasbir Batt: Disability Football Officer

T:  0121 357 4278
M: 07980 830648



FA Disability Talent hub

FA Disability Talent Hubs have been established to deliver engagement sessions for players with Cerebral Palsy, Deaf, and Partially Sighted Players. Sessions will enable continued talent identification and will impact younger players previously engaged in Regional Talent Centres. The hubs cater for two separate age bands: 7-11 and 12-16, and will be used as a 'checkpoint' for these players and will have robust processes to link players to appropriate mainstream clubs or impairment specific teams.