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Published on 18 October 2019


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

Did you know they may be eligible to play in the England Disability Pathway? (This will not affect any current football activity they are involved in)

FA Disability Talent Hub: Talent ID Day – 26 October 2019

Stoke City has been successful for a third season to host an FA Disability Talent Hub across the country which forms part of the FA Disability Talent Pathway for Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impaired & Visually Impaired Football/Futsal. 

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

The Talent Hubs will 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 the last two seasons, 2x players were identified from the Talent Hub to the next step on the FA Disability Talent Pathway to attend the Regional Talent Programme.

The Hub will be hosting their first ID day of the season in Staffordshire later this month, with full details below:

FA Disability Talent Hub ID Day

When: Saturday 26 October 2019, 1.30pm till 3.30pm

Where: Academy Dome, Dennis Violet Way, ST4 4TN

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

To register your interest or for more information, please contact:

E: duncan.gilchrist@stokecityfc.com  

T: 01782 592252

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