Chelsea Community Football Club is the official pan-disability football club of Chelsea Football Club. At present we run 10 football teams, providing football for all impairment groups, male and female, from the age of seven upwards.The Limbless Association's Football+ project also delivers coaching sessions to several schools and community schemes in London and the South East, and coordinates a national amputee football programme.
Football+ is a partnership between the Limbless Association and Chelsea FC's Football In The Community department and aims to increase local playing opportunities for people with disabilities, establish a competitive structure, create performance pathways to excellence and raise the profile and awareness of football for people with disabilities.
The programme focuses on enabling young adults with a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities to participate in organised coaching and fun footballing activities, in a safe, caring and enjoyable environment designed to maximise players' abilities. The scheme offers a vibrant 'football for all' educational and social programme supporting local special schools and colleges during and after school time, as well as running weekend football fun festivals and a coaching programme for players interested in further developing their health, independence and footballing skills. Football+ also runs a summer holiday programme for young players in and around Surrey. All coaches involved in the project are FA qualified, first aid trained and experienced in dealing with players who have a range of disabilities.
Football+ currently runs competitive male teams at junior, youth and adult level with several players recently progressing to represent international disability squads. Chelsea is also developing specialist coaching and facilities for amputee, wheelchair, deaf and partially sighted players. All these teams are an integrated and valued part of Chelsea's Football in the Community Scheme with games and training based in south west London, Brooklands College (Weybridge) and Chelsea's Cobham training facility in Surrey. If you are interested in any aspect of Chelsea Disability work, please contact: email@example.com.
Find out about more details of the Chelsea Disability teams by looking at their profiles.
Chelsea Community FC run two junior teams for players from seven to 16 years at the Wandle Recreation Centre, in south west London. Chelsea Community Juniors represent the club at regional and county level in and around London and Surrey area and the programme is developing rapidly within Surrey Special schools. For information about this squad contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team is based at Brooklands College in Weybridge, Surrey with male and female players, 16 - 21, who have statemented learning difficulties and disabilities. The squad plays in the Surrey FA and Middlesex FA disability college and youth leagues. The boys' team is currently National Football Museum Community Champions. For information on this team contact: email@example.com
Chelsea Community FC run three Adult, hugely successful teams who compete in SE Ability counts and London Steps league. Teams are based at the Wandle Recreation Centre in South West London, Camden and Cobham. Recent honours for our men include 2007 FA Cup winners, SE Ability Counts Premier League Champions and Torneo de Catelli Champions. For information on these teams contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Ladies team is based at Brooklands College in Weybridge, Surrey, with female players 14 - 21 who have statemented learning difficulties and disabilities. The girls compete in the South London Special League and are current London Cup Champions and NFM Ladies finalists. For information on this team contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialist Disability Playing Opportunities
Alongside these teams, Chelsea runs a range of specialist teams and coaching sessions for those with specific disabilities. Currently we are running sessions and integrating players and for amputee, wheelchair, deaf and partially sighted teams. Chelsea welcomes all with learning difficulties and disabilities into their football for all programmes. For information on playing opportunities for players with disabilities, contact: email@example.com.
Read about the successful Surrey Blues Scheme at Brooklands College.