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Cobham invitation to disabled footballers

The Chelsea Foundation is inviting all young disability footballers to our Cobham training ground, as we host a Football Development Day to identify players interested in taking part in regular matches, as well as those with the talent to progress further in the sport.

The Foundation operates a number of disability teams and is always on the lookout to recruit new players to join those already training and competing on a regular basis.

The Disability Inclusion programme provides the opportunity for players of all abilities, male and female, to improve on their skills with specialist coaches, and develop on and off the pitch in a safe and enjoyable environment to reach their full potential.

The Football Development Day will be held from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 29 January and is open to all players in the Under-12s to Under-16s age groups who are eligible for one of the impairment groups where a recognised England talent pathway exists – learning disability, cerebral palsy, partially sighed, blind, deaf, amputee.

'The Football Development Day is an open invitation to disabled footballers currently playing in a mainstream environment,' said Chelsea Foundation disability inclusion officer Rob Seale. 'It's a fantastic opportunity for players to take part in training and small-sided games under the guidance of our specialist coaches. Everyone who attends will be invited to join one of our many Foundation teams.'

Anyone wishing to take part in the Football Development Day must register in advance.

To get more information and book your place at the event, contact Chelsea Foundation coach Jon Whittingham by contacting Andy Rose - phone: 07834307711, email:

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