As a league we have many teams and clubs who play regular football and we would like this playing opportunity to continue for all our current players. We would also like to see more teams joining the league and for clubs to join us on our journey.
We fully support the Disability Football Pledge Project. We would like to encourage all of our current affiliated teams to make a pledge and make a difference within the world of Disability Football.
Please see below for more information from the County FA and make your pledge today:
|Sussex County FA would like to invite all Football Clubs in Sussex to take part and lead the way within our Disability Football Pledge Project. The Pledge Project is a way of raising awareness about the current opportunities within Disability Football and to provide further prospects for players, coaches and spectators.
Although there are many opportunities in and around Sussex for players with disabilities, there is, by far, not enough.
Taking part in the pledge is easy; clubs can make a pledge that suits the needs and ambitions of the club itself. The pledge can be as big or small as the club decides and each contribution will raise the awareness of the disability game, providing further opportunities for players with disabilities and making football accessible to all.
Eastbourne Borough are the first Club to make a pledge and they have said “we are proud to pledge that we will be offering to coach Frame Football sessions for disabled children, every Saturday morning from June, on our fabulous 3G pitch facility here at Priory Lane. This is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK at present and fits perfectly with our ethos of offering ‘Football for All’ to our local community. These are exciting times at Eastbourne Borough FC. With our first team, Academy, Youth Section, Walking Football and now Frame Football, we are uniquely positioned in being able to bring together local people of all ages and abilities through the worlds greatest game”
Your support and commitment to this cause is vital and together we can make a difference. To make a Pledge please contact Jade.Harker@SussexFA.com
Jade Harker, Disability Development Officer said “We encourage all clubs to make a pledge, no matter how big or small, it will make a difference. Disability Football is on the rise and the more people getting involved within the game now is crucial to its development.
Sarah Hogg, Director of Sport at Brighton University (Pledge Project Partner) says ‘Sport is about partnerships, Sport Brighton is proud to link with the Sussex FA, Albion in the Community, Together Wellbeing and Active Sussex to raise awareness and access to disability sport through football. The Disability Football Pledge Project is a brilliant step in challenging and empowering clubs to make manageable positive changes that will lead to long term sustainable platforms to build on the County’s disability sporting offer.’
Ken Benham, chief executive for the Sussex County FA added, This is a great chance to bring the Footballing Community in Sussex together to raise the awareness of Disability Football. I would be delighted to see all clubs in Sussex get behind this project and make a pledge.