Football Development

Our specialist Football Development programmes ensure everyone can enjoy the sport we love. Our professional coaching team lead Advanced Coaching, Disability, Holiday Courses, Matchday Experiences, Women and Girls' provision and more for young players of all abilities. And with pathways to play nationally through our post-16 programmes, the next generation of superstars can start their Football Development journey with us.

They're helping me achieve what I really want to do and play for England

Thomas Atkinson talks about how the programme has helped him make history becoming the youngest goalkeeper to join England's senior amputee side.

848

unique participants attended programmes aimed at women and girls

720

disabled footballers took part in disability football sessions

32%

of Premier League Inspire participants have a disability or learning disability

The Football Development programmes ensure all children and adults can play sport, socialise, and enjoy professional coaching - inclusive of all abilities. Free, weekly training sessions for amputee, blind, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, frame, partially sighted and power chair football teams provide a safe and inclusive environment to make sport accessible for 720 people attending throughout 2020/21. More than 660 women and girls are also provided with advanced coaching, after school clubs, football festivals, and matchday experiences with Newcastle United Women to inspire the next generation of footballers.

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