The last set of this season’s English Amputee Football Association (EAFA) Irwin Mitchell National League fixtures takes place this weekend which doubles up as the gateway to The FA Disability Cup final on at St. Georges’ Park on May 6.
Eight teams, Everton F.C Amputees, Peterborough United Amputees, Portsmouth FC Amputees, Arsenal London FC Amputees, Manchester City F.C Amputees, UL Sport FC Amputees, Partick Thistle FC Amputees, and Brighton & Hove Albion FC Amputees will battle it out this weekend in Birmingham.
Everton FC Amputees have already booked their place in the final by virtue of winning the EAFA League Cup, with reigning league champions, Peterborough United FC Amputees, looking to secure their place too should they reclaim the title.
The day will see players, such as Gary Marheineke of PUFC who is an FA employee and works for the FA Skills Team, go against the likes of Steve Johnson from EFC who is a two-time World Cup Winner.
The league adopts the recognized amputee football format of 7 v 7 matches, but allows unlimited substitutions, thereby ensuring you will get the opportunity to see a variety of top quality players take part in the action.
Only a point separates Everton and Peterborough at the top of the league with both teams being extremely strong as they each have several players that have been selected for the in this year’s European Championships. The Championships will be held in Istanbul from the 1st-10th October.
For the team that comes out victorious, they will get to play in The FA Disability Cup Finals Day, which will take place on Saturday 6th May at St Georges’ Park.
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