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REGIONAL FEMALE DISABILITY CELEBRATION EVENT SUCCESS

Saturday 15th July 2017, saw Staffordshire, Birmingham, Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire County FA's come together to…

The festival took place at The National Football Centre, St. George’s Park, with a mixed youth event taking place in the morning followed by an adult female only event in the afternoon.

The afternoon was a great success with 6 teams and 50 players in attendance who all had the opportunity to play on the indoor 3G pitch at St. George’s Park. A number of fixtures were played throughout the day followed by a Q&A session with Rebecca Kemp (England Deaf Female Player). All players who took part in the day received a participation medal, some Lioness goodies and a brief tour of the sites facilities.

Female referee’s & volunteers from across each county supported the day showcasing a range of opportunities available for all players involved.

We hope to build on the success of this event and provide more female opportunities in Staffordshire & the region over the upcoming season.

Staffordshire’s local group Whych came along to the event with a group of females who are looking to take part in more events in the near future. The group have a mixed training session on a Monday evening in Stone and are looking to enter a team into the Staffordshire Ability Counts Adult League next season.

 

Further information

If you would like to gain more information in relation to any disability football format within Staffordshire, please contact Football Development Officer (Disability), Gemma Turner on any of the following:
(E): gemma.turner@staffordshirefa.com
(T): 01785 279828
(M): 07495 678661

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