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/ June 2021

England Amputee Football Association

Since setting up in 1990 the England Amputee Football Association have been on a mission to improve access to football for anyone living with a limb affecting disability. Together, adidas and the EAFA are working to break down the barriers faced by Amputee Footballers, by supporting grassroots clubs, raising awareness of the game and ultimately changing perceptions within the footballing world.

Together, adidas and the EAFA are working to break down the barriers faced by Amputee Footballers, by supporting grassroots clubs, raising awareness of the game and ultimately changing perceptions within the footballing world.

When it comes to Amputee Football, the biggest challenge is getting players onto pitches. Between a lack of awareness, a lack of funding and a lack of actual clubs to play with, there are a number of significant barriers preventing many people getting involved..

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When it comes to Amputee Football, the biggest challenge is getting players onto pitches.

However, the EAFA already have solutions in place to tackle some of these problems. Firstly, they support and set up dedicated Amputee Football clubs. They also run ‘Turn Up and Play’ sessions, ensuring everyone has access to a competitive game if they want it. And finally, they engage directly with new players of any age, helping them find local clubs best suited to their levels.

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But the goal isn’t just to affect change at grassroots level. Adidas and EAFA are also working to secure more funding and training for the England National Amputee Squad, helping them on their journey to becoming a dominant force on the world stage.

Working together, adidas and the EAFA want to make sure there is a clear pathway into the game for the next generation of Amputee Footballers, creating a lasting identity for the sport itself. Visit theeafa.co.uk to see how EAFA are creating a lasting identity for the sport itself.

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/ June 2021