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Disability Sport - Football

Birmingham City Councils Football Development Programme

For information relating to football opportunities arranged by Birmingham Sport and International Events contact the Football Development Officer:

Mark Sanders
Football Development Officer
Sports Development
The House of Sport
300 Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2DR

Tel: 0121 464 0198
Fax: 0121 464 6035
Email:mark.sanders@birmingham.gov.uk

strikes soccer academy

Strikes Junior Football Academy

Strikes Football Academies have been established at many city council facilities. Boys and girls aged 4-13 years have the opportunity to take part in 12 week coaching sessions at various centres around the city (passport to Leisure applies). Many of the Football Association qualified coaches have undertaken specialist training for coaching disabled young people. The scheme is fully supported by the FA. For further information on Strikes Soccer Academy contact:
Chad Ehlertsen
Assistant Football Development Officer
Sports Development
The House of Sport
300 Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2DR

Tel: 0121 464 0189
Fax: 0121 464 6035
Email:chad.ehlertsen@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Sports Club for Visually Impaired Players

Birmingham Sports Club have two football teams and welcome new players

  • The first play in British Blind Sport's National 5-a-side football league for visually impaired players
  • The second, play 11-a-side in the National Multi-Disabled Football League and cater for people with a wide range of impairments

Venue: Queen Alexander College, Harborne
Meeting Time: Thursday 6pm - 8pm

For further information contact:
Dean Bonehill
Tel: 07838 387 065
Email: bonehilldean@hotmail.com

Football for people with learning disabilities

City of Birmingham Special Olympics (for people with learning disabilities) hold football sessions as part of their weekly club meetings at Kingsbury School, Erdington on a Saturday between 1pm and 3pm.

For further information contact:

Mike Day
Tel: 0121 382 6567
Email:mike.day01@tiscali.co.uk

Aston Villa Community Football

Aston Villa Pan-disability football coaching
The Villa's community football offers a friday evening coaching session for boys and girls aged 7 - 16 years old.
Venue: The Academy, Villa Park
Meeting: Friday 5pm - 7pm

Wheelchair Rockets - Wheelchair football club
Recently established electronic wheelchair footballs' 1st team squad
Venue: Stockland Green Leisure Centre, Erdington
Meeting: Friday 4.30pm - 6pm (by invitation only)

For further information on any of the above contact:

Nigel Macrow
Tel: 0121 326 1516
Email:community@avfc.co.uk

Birmingham County Football Association Disability Centre of Excellence

For talented disabled players that have been invited as a result of a selection process. The centre runs squads at U14's and U17's

Venue: Nechells Community Sports Centre
Meeting:Wednesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

For further information Contact:

Amy Bradley
Disability Football Co-ordinator
Tel: 012 1357 4278 (option 2)
Mobile 07969886124
Email Amy.Bradley@birminghamfa.com
www.BirminghamFA.com


Leisure Point: Strikes Soccer Academy