St George’s Park to host six finals of FA Disability Cup this weekend 

June 23 – The FA Disability Cup in association with EE, will play its seventh finals tournament at St. George’s Park this weekend. 

The finals, which are the largest competition of its kind, ensure players within impairment-specific football have a national competition with a total of six disciplines competing: Partially Sighted, Amputee, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Powerchair and Deaf.

New for 2023 is an Experience Area, where there will be equipment and adaptions to simulate some of the formats of disability football showcased throughout the finals weekend.

Brighton & Hove Albion Blind FC return to compete against The Royal National College for the Blind for a second year in a row in the Blind Finals, and Farsley Celtic DFC vs St Johns DFC for the Deaf Cup Final.

The Amputee Final will see Portsmouth FC return, following last year’s defeat against Manchester City Amputees. This year, they will play against Everton Football Club.

Past winners Scorpions Futsal Club will take on Merseyside Blind in the Partially Sighted Final.

Whilst three-times winners, Aspire PFC play Disability Cup Final debutants Newcastle United Foundation PFC in the Powerchair Final. Fellow newcomers Norwich City CSF will be up against Northeast & Yorkshire CP FC in the Cerebral Palsy Final.

James Kendall, Director of Football Development at The FA said: “This year’s FA Disability Cup promises to be the biggest and best yet. In addition to six hotly anticipated finals, we’re also excited to launch our new Experience Area where fans will have the chance to take part in taster sessions, learn new skills and get a feel for the extraordinary ability needed to compete with the elite. Tickets are on sale now so join us for an action-packed weekend of football showcasing players at the very top of their game.”

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