The Chelsea Foundation’s Disability Inclusion programme enables young people and adults with any disability to participate in regular, organised football matches and coaching sessions in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Thanks to the Premier League and the BT Disability Fund, the Chelsea Foundation seeks to make existing programmes as inclusive as possible so that disabled people can take part in a wider range of activities.
Through the delivery of equality and disability awareness training for coaches and teachers, the Chelsea Foundation embeds a culture of inclusive sport and physical activity, ensuring disabled people can access the sport or physical activity of their choice, inspiring them to be more active and encouraging them to develop the skills and confidence to realise their potential.
Pan-disability teams for males and females of all abilities aged from four years old to adult enjoy professional football coaching and play in FA-recognised leagues, cups and tournaments both domestically and abroad. The Chelsea Foundation also runs the Surrey FA Talent Identification Programme, and the FA Regional Talent Centre for elite cerebral palsy players in the South-East region. These life-changing opportunities provide a boost to players’ self-confidence and self-esteem.
We a currently recruiting players with the following impairments:
• Autism (ASD)
• Blind and partially sighted
• Cerebral palsy (CP)
• Deaf and hearing impaired
• Learning difficulty/disability (ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia/Dyspraxia)
• Mental illness
• Speech and language disorders