Following the announcement which brought Steps 3-6 of the Men’s National League System, Tiers 3-7 of the Women’s Football Pyramid, and grassroots football to an immediate conclusion, we have decided to cancel this year’s FA Disability Cup, which was scheduled to take place over 25-26 July 2020.
These are challenging circumstances for the whole of English football and all decisions taken are in the best interests of the game.
Our primary concern will always be for the safety and welfare of clubs, players, staff, officials, volunteers and supporters during this unprecedented time.
The FA Disability Cup is the largest competition of its kind in this country, and for the past four years it has ensured that players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition to call their own, complete with dreams of reaching St George’s Park for finals weekend.
We look forward to hosting the FA Disability Cup again in 2021 when it is hopefully safe and appropriate to do so.
The FA Disability Cup enjoyed its fourth year in 2019 and is the largest competition of its kind in this country, ensuring that players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition to call their own, complete with dreams of reaching St. George’s Park for finals weekend.
The FA Disability Cup returned to St George’s Park on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2019 with five cup finals taking place across the weekend delivered in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations.
Five hard-fought finals, which included Amputee, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Partially Sighted and Powerchair football, were contested by some of the nation’s most successful grassroots teams who competed to be crowned national champions in their respective discipline.
The players competing across the weekend were cheered on by a jubilant crowd of friends and family who joined media outlets such as Sky Sports News and ITV in celebrating the importance of disability football and the impact it has on those that play.
It is our ambition that the FA Disability Cup Finals weekend will become a key date in the football calendar, with St. George’s Park providing a world-class backdrop for the culmination of each partner competition’s cup final.
See highlights of the 2019 finals weekend at St George’s Park below.