A fantastic opportunity for disabled female footballers is set to get underway in February in the form of the Female Football Series.
Following an agreed partnership between five County FAs, namely Birmingham, Leicestershire & Rutland, Staffordshire, West Riding and Sheffield & Hallamshire, two additional divisions for the 2019/20 season have been created. These divisions will see further fixtures added to the current disability league programme for adult females aged 16+.
The divisions will be split into Silver and Bronze categories, corresponding to the mobility and understanding of players within each team.
In all, there will be five fixture dates for teams to compete in between February and June, with all teams strongly encouraged to fulfil the full calendar of fixtures throughout the series. Should all five fixtures be attended, then the relevant teams will be rewarded with a county specific incentive from their County FA.
All matches will be of a five-a-side format, with each team allowed up to ten players in their matchday squad.
A list of all confirmed fixture dates and locations can be found below:
Saturday 15 February (12pm-3pm) – Indoor Dome at Aston Villa, Villa Park, Witton Road, B6 6QE
Saturday 14 March (10:30am-1:30pm) – St George’s Park, Graves (Sheffield), S8 8JR
Saturday 18 April (11am-2pm) – Bradford City Football Club, The Utilia Energy Stadium at Valley Parade, Bradford, BD8 7DY
Saturday 30 May (11am-2pm) – Leicester & Rutland County FA, Holmes Park, Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6FA
Saturday 20 June (10:30am-1pm) – Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0AR
More information on the series including playing rules can be found by downloading the below PDF.
FEMALE FOOTBALL SERIES: PROGRAMME GUIDE
If you would like to enter a team for the 2019/20 Female Football Series for free, please email support@StaffordshireFA.com prior to Friday 17 January.
Alternatively, if you would like to enter the series as an individual then please complete a player registration form that can be downloaded below.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM