A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR DISABLED FEMALE FOOTBALLERS IS SET TO GET UNDERWAY IN FEBRUARY IN THE FORM OF THE FEMALE FOOTBALL SERIES.
Following an agreed partnership between five County FAs, namely Birmingham, Leicestershire & Rutland, Staffordshire, West Riding and Sheffield & Hallamshire, two additional divisions for the 2019/20 season have been created. These divisions will see further fixtures added to the current disability league programme for adult females aged 16+.
The divisions will be split into Silver and Bronze categories, corresponding to the mobility and understanding of players within each team.
In all, there will be five fixture dates for teams to compete in between February and June, with all teams strongly encouraged to fulfill the full calendar of fixtures throughout the series. Should all five fixtures be attended, then the relevant teams will be rewarded with a county specific incentive from their County FA.
All matches will be of a five-a-side format, with each team allowed up to ten players in their matchday squad.
A list of all confirmed fixture dates and locations can be found below:
Saturday 15 February (12pm-3pm) – Indoor Dome at Aston Villa, Villa Park, Witton Road, B6 6QE
Saturday 14 March (10:30am-1:30pm) – St George’s Park, Graves (Sheffield), S8 8JR
Saturday 18 April (11am-2pm) – Bradford City Football Club, The Utilia Energy Stadium at Valley Parade, Bradford, BD8 7DY
Saturday 30 May (11am-2pm) – Leicester & Rutland County FA, Holmes Park, Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6FA
Saturday 20 June (10:30am-1pm) – Burton Albion, Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0AR
More information on the series, please contact Philippa Bass, Football Development Officer (Disability) on Philippa.Bass@LeicestershireFA.com
To follow the first event, follow us on social media and the hashtag #FemaleFootballSeries
We will be using Twitter from all of our Social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
As well as (@BirminghamFA) and Instagram (@birmingham_fa) to provide live updates throughout the event. This will include multimedia content, interviews and live text updates from the matches taking place.
If you are attending the event, we would encourage you to use the #FemaleFootballSeries hashtag so we can share your posts onto our timeline.
Photographs and a digital story will be uploaded after each event.