England Talent Day

FA Para Football England Talent Days - July 2021

One Player, Two Journeys, Three Lions

Stay with your Club, Play for your Country

Do you know a player aged 7 to 16 with cerebral palsy, a hearing impairment or visual impairment? 

We need your help with identifying players within your league, clubs, school, organisation or groups who could be eligible for this additional opportunity for players to get onto the England Talent Pathway.

Staffordshire FA will be hosting two England Talent Days to provide an opportunity for players from across the county to get involved and potentially start their journey on the FA’s Disability Talent Pathway.

The England Talent Day is an integral part of The FA's Disability Talent Pathway, identifying young players playing disability and mainstream football aged between 7-11 and 12-16 years old.

In Staffordshire, we are fortunate to have an FA Talent Hub based within the county delivered by Stoke City Community Trust, which is the next step on the Talent Pathway. The Talent Hubs deliver engagement sessions for players with cerebral palsy, deaf players and partially sighted players aged 7-11 and 12-16. Sessions will enable continued talent identification/confirmation opportunities. Hubs will be used as a ‘check point’ for these players and will have robust processes to link players to appropriate mainstream clubs or impairment specific clubs.

In addition, Staffordshire FA is delighted to say that we will have the following England Role Models in attendance at the event, who will share their journeys and be on hand for a Q&A. 

Darren Harris (Ex Blind England international and Paralympian) on 7 July

Chris Gordon (Current England Powerchair Player) on 14 July

Please see details below of the upcoming England Talent Days:

FA Para Football England Talent Day 2021

When: Wednesday 7 July 2021

Where: Roe Lane Playing Fields, ST5 3PH

Time: 6.30pm till 8.30pm

OR 

When: Wednesday 14 July 2021

Where: Wyrley FC, WS6 6AT

Time: 6.30pm till 8.30pm

Who: Males aged 7 to 16 with cerebral palsy, a hearing impairment or partially sighted. Females aged 7 to 16 with a hearing impairment

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