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Have you always dreamed of playing for England? The dream is on.

The FA want to give more players with specific impairments the opportunity to play for their England Para teams and get them on the England Para Talent Pathway. The have shared the details of their Talent Pathway  Events with us:

  • FA England Talent Days are utilised as a player’s first engagement with the Para Football Pathway and as the first selective environment in the player pathway.
  • The programme will identify and signpost players to the ‘right’ environment at that point in time and seeks to feed the subsequent Regional and National levels of the pathway. The Para Football player pathway runs ALONG SIDE any football that players already participate in, so does not compromise or replace any current involvement in the game.
  • ETDs run on a yearly basis to ensure that players can be re-assessed and kept in the Talent System.
  • ETDs will not be viewed as player development environments.
  • The England Talent Day will be underpinned with the formation of local Para Football Recruitment Networks responsible for driving player identification and recruitment.
  • The impairment groups included in England Talent Day activities are:
    • Players who are deaf
    • Players who have cerebral palsy (and are ambulant)
    • Players who are partially sighted
  • Age Range: 7 – 16yrs (with flexibility on this with regards to GKs at the SGP event)

England Talent Days 2023:

Sun 21/05/2023 – Lancashire County FA, County Ground, Thurston Rd, Leyland, PR25 2LF
Sun 04/06/2023 – Watford FC Training Ground, Bell Lane, Shenley, London Colney, AL1 1BZ
Sat 10/06/2023 – Bedworth United Football Club, The OVAL, Coventry Road, Bedworth, CV12 8NN
Sat 10/06/2023 – Plymouth Manadon Sports and Community Hub, 121 St Peters Road, PL5 3FD
Sat 17/06/2023 – West Riding County FA, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford, LS26 8NX
Sat 01/07/2023 – Cambourne Sports Centre, Back Ln, Great Cambourne, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6FY
Sat 15/07/2023 – Durham University (Indoor venue), The Sports & Wellbeing Park, Maiden Castle, DH1 3SE

For the full information and to find out how to attend, please visit their website at: