We’re delighted the share The FA’s newest programme for young children with a disability, the Comets Disability Football Programme.
Comets is recreational, pan-disability football available to children aged between 5-11.
It’s a safe space where disabled children can believe and belong.
It steps outside the usual parameters with a bespoke, flexible way of playing. Because this is football that breaks all the old rules and lets children just be themselves.
Sessions take place on a weekly basis, either during the evening or on the weekend and are focussed on helping disabled children have fun, whilst building confidence, independence and social relationships.
Comets provides an environment in which participants can feel safe and belong.
All sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches, who have received specific programme training and guidance to provide a safe place for disabled children to try football for the first time and develop key skills.
There is a lack of opportunity and a gap in the pathway for disabled players of this age, especially in a recreational environment.
Comets will help give more clubs the confidence to engage and support disabled players with a fun introduction to football, helping grow this pathway.
To find out more about Comets, and where your closet session is, please contact:
T: 01903 766855