Para football talent day for youngsters

Local youth footballers are being invited to “Start Your Journey Here” as part of a Para Football England Talent Day in Chelmsford on Thursday July 22.

The talent identification session is taking place at Chelmer Valley High School from 10:30am to 12:30pm for players aged 7-11 and 12-16 with the following impairments: cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, visual impairments.

While still playing their usual format of football, players are encouraged to engage with the England Para Talent Pathway to explore their potential and discover new ways to play the game to suit them. FA England Talent Days are recognised as the first selective environment in that pathway.

Essex County FA inclusion development officer, Cindi Chatha, commented: “This England Talent Day in Chelmsford is a fantastic opportunity. We’d really like to engage with our local mainstream clubs to ensure this session is accessible to as many individuals as possible. Please spread the word!”

One player, two journeys, three lions. Stay with your club, play for your country. Find out more by contacting Abigail at [email protected]

Further information on disability football can be found at www.essexfa.com by following @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

Mick Ferris

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