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Lancashire FA to host a Para Football Talent Pathway Day

The County Ground will hold this talent day on May 21

Lancashire FA is hosting a Para Football Talent Pathway Day on May 21 from 10.30am until 1.30pm at the County Ground in Leyland.

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 alongside any football that players already participate in, so does not compromise or replace any current involvement in the game.

The impairment groups included in our Talent Day activities are:

- Players who are deaf
- Players who have cerebral palsy (and are ambulant)
- Players who are partially sighted

NB: Eligibility criteria for the Para Football is set internationally and evidence of this will be required prior to a player's engagement at Regional or National level.

Please be prepared to produce and share this medical evidence of the qualifying condition, should you be asked to do so either at your chosen ETD or via communications after the event.

All players must be between the ages of 7 and 16 to take part in our pathway day.

Players should come dressed ready to play football (including appropriate clothing, footwear and shin pads.)

Please bring suitable hydration (no fizzy drinks!) as you may be playing for up to 2 hours.

Signposting to further Para Football Pathway opportunities for players will take place after the event. No communication regarding this will be done on the day apart from to perhaps highlight local playing opportunities available to all.

If you’re interested in registering for this event, please fill out the form below 


Sessions via Microsoft Teams are also going to run on a number of dates over the next few months, and these are designed to give anyone involved in all formats of football the opportunity to understand more about the Para Football player pathway, explain who we are looking to identify and recruit and how to go about referring talented players.

All of these virtual sessions will run from 6pm-7.30pm on the following dates:

Mon April 17

Mon May 15

Wed June 7

To attend one of these sessions, please register here