England Football, The FA's new home for participation and the grassroots game, is launching Football Your Way, a new campaign to help disabled footballers’ return to the sport and reclaim the moments they have missed, as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the country. The campaign is funded by Sport England as part of the tackling inequalities funding programme.
If you’re a footballer living with disability, Football Your Way offers guidance and ideas for you to ease your way back into playing our wonderful game. The goal is to give you the inspiration to stay active and connected while at home while you get ready for your return to the pitch or court.
There’s something for everyone, from skill demonstrations, to challenges and downloadable resources for all abilities and ages. They've designed Football Your Way to help thousands of disabled players return to training and playing in a fun and safe way.
To further inspire disabled footballers to get active, England Football has also launched the 3 Step Challenge. The challenge encourages players to design their own 3 Step Challenge to help prepare for their return to the pitch, by picking an activity based around the number three. For example, pick a ball skill or body movement. Then set some targets based around three, e.g. three minutes, three miles, three reps or 30 secs – anything with the number 3 in it.
Players are asked to upload their challenges here to be in with a chance of winning an array of prizes. More information on how to get involved and inspiration for challenge ideas are available on the Football Your Way portal.
The campaign encourages players to be ready to return to the court or pitch whenever they feel ready to do so.
As part of the campaign, a new online information, Football Your Way Hub, has been launched to help people with disabilities participate in football-based activities with confidence and to motivate them.
James Kendal, FA’s director of football development, said: “This year has been the most difficult time in society as a whole, not just in football.
“We know that grassroots football has the power to change people’s lives better. The Football Your Way campaign encourages footballers with disabilities to return to the pitch and play their favorite games. Useful for.
“There are many ways people can get involved, from taking on challenges to learning new skills, so it’s a good idea to get involved whenever you’re ready to come back.”
As part of the campaign, England Football has worked with Cerebral Palsy Sport to create a new Frame Football skill card that forms part of the resources of the Football Your Way hub. Developed using CP Sport’s expertise and knowledge, activities and skill cards help individuals play frame soccer at home, in the yard, or in outdoor spaces with family and friends.
Adi Fawcett, Chief Operating Officer of CP Sport, said: “Our mission in CP Sports is to provide as many opportunities as possible for people with cerebral palsy to enjoy the sport, and we work closely with our key partners to achieve this. I am.
“We are honored to work closely with the FA on this project and with the financial support of Toyota Parasport to create a resource that is also accessible as part of the Frame Football rental service as part of this campaign.”
“England Soccer has also launched a three-step challenge to further inspire disabled footballers to become active.”
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