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ENCOURAGED BY THE PARALYMPICS?

20 August 2012

Disability Player Development Centre

Northampton Town Football in the Community (FITC) and the Northamptonshire Football Association deliver the Northamptonshire Disability Player Development Centre for boys between the ages of 12 – 16.

What is the Centre looking for?
Players who have shown shoots of sporting potential within any of the following impairment areas: Cerebral Palsy, Partially Sighted, Blind, Deaf, Amputees or Learning Disabilities. 

Through research we’ve carried out, the players that benefit most from these opportunities could be playing mainstream football and/or attend mainstream education.

Other benefits for players, include the following:
• Weekly, high level professional coaching from Northampton Town Football in the Community, in an environment suitable for a players development
• Opportunities for the most talented players to progress into regional and national impairment squads, which could lead to the Paralympics!!

How does a player get selected for the Centre?
To being with, players would need to attend a trial. The Centre is holding its first trials on Monday 17th and 24th September, from 6pm – 7:30pm at Thomas Becket School, Northampton, NN3 6HT. 

This is a selection process, therefore should players attend a trial, we cannot guarantee selection for the squad. Following trials, the centre will communicate the outcome and explain the next steps.

So you know a player, they want to attend trial, but who do they contact?

Please contact Shaun Waite, Disability Football Development Officer at Northamptonshire FA on 01604 678409 or email shaun.waite@northamptonshirefa.com. 

More information can and will be provided, so any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the details mentioned above.

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