On Tuesday 14th May, 2019 Cheshire FA hosted their final disability football festival on the 3G pitch for local colleges.
The following colleges have participated in four festivals throughout the season.
- Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead
- Cheshire College, Crewe
- Woolston 6th Form College, Warrington
- Dee Banks School, Chester
- Hebden Green School, Winsford
- Greenbank School, Northwich
The festival is PAN disability meaning all disabilities and impairments play together and is an example that football is ‘ForAll’. The games were 5 a side with teams playing against each other in a round robin format with the top two sides competing in a final. All games throughout the season have been officiated by Kath Burgess and Andrew Grainger. To read more about Andrew’s story please click HERE
The Cheshire College from Crewe were the winners of the festival on the day and received trophies and medals.
The Fair Play Award was presented to Woolston 6th Form from Warrington who has been an ever present at the festivals and have always played in the spirit of the competition and with a smile on their face.
Daniel Landstrom, Football Development Officer at Cheshire FA said;
Disability football in Cheshire is thriving and it’s great to see so many disabled young people enjoying playing football. The college festivals are another example of how Cheshire FA are helping to increase participation for disabled people and they will continue to be delivered next season. I’d like to thanks all the colleges for their support and we look forward to welcoming you back next season.’
If you want more information about disability football in Cheshire please email DisabilityFootball@CheshireFA.com