FA unveils new plans to improve disability football in England

Baroness Sue Campbell says the Football Association is “driving change” after announcing a new three-year plan to improve disability football opportunities in England.

The ‘Football Your Way’ initiative has been implemented to give disabled people better access to play football. Running from 2021 to 2024 the plan is to increase participation from grassroots to elite-level.

It will also work to create a more diverse workforce within the FA itself as Campbell, the organisation’s director of women’s football, hailed the new scheme.

“It is a very ambitious plan,” she said. “It is a plan which stretches from participation all the way through the elite end, it is one that everyone in the FA, all the different divisions, are committed to.

“This isn’t just a group of pioneers now, it is the Football Association, as an organisation, driving change.”

Football Your Way has highlighted seven pillars of focus which is their priority. They are: ‘Our People and FA Culture’, ‘Participation’, ‘Talent Pathway’, ‘National Teams’, ‘Coach Development’, ‘Marketing and Communications’ and ‘Partnerships’.

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