FA Talent Day announced
Foundation and Durham FA host Talent Identification event
Date published: 15th February 2017
Foundation of Light and Durham FA are hosting a Talent Day for disabled footballers to showcase their skills in the hope of becoming future England internationals.
Each year, the FA hold England Talent Days across the country which give players the opportunity to access expert coaching with the goal of identifying the next Three Lions star.
The Durham event will take place on Wednesday 15th March 2017, 1–3pm at East Durham College, Peterlee for the following impairment groups: Amputee, Blind, Deaf, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability and Partially Sighted.
Talent Days are open to youngsters aged 12-16 years with a disability who wish to experience football for the first time or who are looking for additional coaching to run alongside their current training schedules.
Players will be assessed through a series of football drills and games with the most promising being invited to attend the six-week Talent Identification Programme which will provide expert coaching in all aspects of football by Foundation of Light's specialist coaches.
Following this, those players who demonstrate further potential will be signposted to Regional Centres of Excellence and then onto Development Squads.
Foundation of Light offers a wide range of disability programmes to ensure young people and adults across the North-East can enjoy sport, an active lifestyle and build friendships.
Making Moves, the charity's disability coaching team, deliver fun, exciting and challenging sessions and activities which help develop gross motor skills, balance and coordination as well as encouraging teamwork, communication and confidence.
For more information about the Foundation's Disability Coaching, call Kevin Darke on 0191 5515309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.