Leicestershire & Rutland County FA have appointed three new ambassadors to support local grassroots clubs grow and develop football opportunities for female and disabled players.
We have this season welcomes the appointment of Sara Harnett as an Equal Game Ambassador and Shaun Culpin and Tony Cox as Disability Football Ambassadors. Each bring their own experience and knowledge to the County FA and will support our work plans to help clubs grow and develop their own opportunities, to support their England Accreditation.
As clubs begin to complete their England Accreditation, we have recognised the need for further support in developing female and disability pathways to help raise stars for and become England Football Accredited.
Sara brings vast experience to the role due to her work in female grassroots football, including the work she did to grow recreational football in the build up to last year’s Women’s Euro’s success. Her role will include delivering Equal Game Training to clubs looking to develop their female team, either existing or new. Due to be delivered later this year, if you would like any more information you can visit the England Football Website or email email@example.com
Shaun and Tony begin their roles as Disability Football Ambassadors and will be supporting clubs in making themselves inclusive to players with disabilities, either through their mainstream teams or PAN-Disability teams. Shaun has a lot of experience having helped Coalville Town set up their own disability football team which helps provide opportunities for over 40 children with disabilities. Tony will be able to support clubs with his expert knowledge of local disability football thanks to his role on the league committee for the Leicestershire Disability Youth and Junior Football League. Both will begin supporting clubs so they can prepare for Disability Club training being delivered by The FA later this year. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org