One player, two journeys, Three Lions.
Have you always dreamed of playing for England? The dream is on.
We want to give more players with specific impairments the opportunity to play for our England Para teams and get them on the England Para Talent Pathway.
We’re looking for those with cerebral palsy, visual or hearing impairments who have the skills and a dream, to step up and play for their country.
Do you know somebody who fits the bill?
Our England Para Talent Pathway aims to find players who are ‘hidden’ in mainstream clubs, whose impairments may not be immediately obvious.
We want these players to stay with their club to continue to play for their teams, as this is often the best format for a player’s continued development.
While playing their usual format of football, we are encouraging players to engage with the England Para Talent Pathway to explore their potential and discover new ways to play the game to suit them.
So they could be training with their mates one week and playing for their country the next!
If this is you, or someone you know, then all you need to do is fill in a form with your/their contact details and the Para Football team will be in touch with the next steps.
Don’t just dream of it. Play for it.
The FA Para football performance unit has a clear vision: to develop winning England teams. In order to do so, the mission is to deliver the world’s leading talent programme for Para sport, maximising player and coach potential.
Details of the performance pathway are outlined below.
England Talent Days
FA England Talent Days will be recognised as the first selective environment in the player pathway. The programme will identify and signpost players to the ‘right’ environment at that point in time (they will run on a yearly basis to ensure that players can be re-assessed and kept in the Talent System). ETDs will not be viewed as player development environments. The England Talent Day will be underpinned with the formation of local Para Football Recruitment Networks responsible for driving player identification and recruitment.