FA Disability Cup Returns to St George's Park
Build-up to the second annual FA Disability Cup Finals Day is intensifying with a series of events looking ahead to the showpiece day at St George’s Park (SGP) in Burton-upon-Trent on Saturday 6th May.
With a world class backdrop, the country’s largest football event of its kind will feature domestic disability finals in Powerchair, Blind and Cerebral Palsy football. Additionally for this year, finals will be contested in Amputee and Deaf football.
The FA Disability Cup ensures players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition which they can take part in, with dreams of reaching St George’s Park for finals day. It provides a platform for raising awareness of the opportunities that exist for everyone within disability football.
Director of National Game and Participation, Kelly Simmons, said: “Following the success of last year’s inaugural FA Disability Cup, we are all looking forward to another successful event. We remain committed to ensuring this is a landmark day to look forward to on the football calendar each year.”
The introduction of Amputee football will be highlighted at National League grounds around the country on Saturday 18th March. The winners of the regular season league and cup will contest the May final. The following weekend National League fixtures will help showcase the Cerebral Palsy Final – won last year by Manchester-based CP United.
The winners of the CP Sport National Cerebral Palsy Football League Northern and Southern conferences will meet at SGP. The Wheelchair Football Association National Cup Semi-Finals take place at the end of the month, and that weekend will coincide with a look at who could rival holders Aspire in this year’s Powerchair final.
The winners of the Brian Aarons Cup on 8th April will provide one of the finalists for the Blind Final. The National Blind Football League winners will be their opponents. Then, seven days later, the English Schools FA are set to host Deaf Schools Cup Finals.