The Leicestershire & Rutland County FA (LRCFA) are pleased to announce they have been awarded the FA England Talent Day license to run an event here in Leicester . LRCFA are running the event together with Leicester City Community Trust on the 24th of June 2018 at Aylestone Park FC. This England Talent Day is aimed at Players with a disability from the age of 7 to 16 years old. All players need to have one of the following impairments to be eligible; Deaf, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee or Partially Sighted.
The aim of the day is to signpost those up the talent pathway to a regional talent hub to progress if suitable to an England Squad.
LRCFA are looking for players aged 7-16 years that meet the following criteria:
- Amputee (male)
- Blind (male and female)
- Cerebral Palsy (male)
- Deaf (male and female)
- Partially sighted (male)
All players must fill out a player registration form which needs to be signed by the parents of those who are interested in attending the England Talent Day.
Date - 24th of June
Venue – Aylestone Park FC (Mary Linwood), Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG
Surface – 3G Astroturf Pitch
Time – 10.30am to 1pm
The appropriate footwear will be needed for the event – football boots (no metal studs) or AstroTurf boots.
In the past we have had some great success, with two of our recent graduates now excelling through our England Talent Day, on to the regional talent hub and now selected to emerging talent camp.
Both Alec Mee (Deaf impairment) and Oliver Moore (Cerebral Palsy) came through our England Talent Day in 2016 and have now been invited to attend an emerging talent camp to select the new U17’s development squads for their respective impairments. We at the LRCFA wish them all the best.
For more info or to book a place on the England Talent Day, please contact Philippa Bass, Football Development Officer (Disability) on email Philippa.Bass@LeicestershireFA.com or 0116 2844952