The next England star may play for your school and you don’t even realise it yet!

Have you ever considered that you may have a player in your school that could be the next England star?


Cheshire FA are running an England Talent Day and Talent Identification Programme for players aged 12-16 with any of the following impairments or disabilities:


Partially sighted (visual impairment)
Deaf/hearing impaired
Cerebral Palsy or acquired brain injury (impairment of muscle tone, movement, co-ordination and control)
Learning Disability


If you know a player who may be suitable Cheshire FA would love to hear from you. It might not be your best player, in fact you may not realise how good the player is in relation to their own impairment group. It’s vital that you identify these players and let their parents know about this fantastic opportunity.


Here is a video review of last year’s successful programme where 3 players were signposted to Impairment Specific Regional Talent Centres, one step closer to their England dream!


In 2010 a teacher at Weaverham High School in Northwich, Paul Finney, notified Cheshire FA of a football player called Tom Lamb who has no vision in one eye.


Since that phone call Tom has progressed up the disability football pathway and is now an established member of the England Partially Sighted Squad. To read more about Tom’s story please go to 


England Talent Day details and Enrolment

Age: 12-16 year olds

Date: Saturday 18th March 2017
Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Cheshire FA HQ, CW8 4BG

You can find more information and a poster on our website  


If you have any questions or you are unsure if someone will be eligible or how to approach the subject of impairments/disabilities with players, then please don’t hesitate to contact Wendy Booth at Cheshire FA.  Wendy can be contacted at or by phone on 01606 871166. 

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