GBAF

England Amputee Football Association

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GBAF v AEFA (Spain)

 

GBAF had the pleasure of being invited to play the AEFA Spanish team in the Town of Langreo in Northern Spain.15/16 May.

 

The host team have not been established for very long, however they displayed a technical & tatical understanding beyond their years and a level of fitness that gave the visiting GBAF team a real test.

 

Friday evening saw a behind closed doors 'friendly game' against a slightly weaker team which resulted in a 4-0 victory to GBAF.

 

Saturday proved a entirely different test against a full strength squad and a full house of enthusiastic supporters. The difference was a well taken Ray Westbrook strike that saw GBAF edge it 1-0. Many thanks to all invovled .

TAKEDA Support GBAF to World Cup 2014

 

GBAF flew out to Mexico on the 26th of November, finding themselves in Group 6 along with Ghana & Angola. The team wishes to thank everyone that has supported and sponsored them as a team and individuals to enable them to achieve this feat.

 

The 2014 tournament was by far the largest Amputee Football event in the sports history with over 20 teams in attendance from across the world. Great Britain Amputee Football had a great opportunity going in to the event, with what looked on paper to be a favourable draw. Sport doesn't always follow a script and a very tight game that resulted in a last 16 defeat to Turkey saw the team playing off for mid table rankings. Comprehensive victories over Italy and El Salvador saw the team finshing strongly and ranked 10th, an impressive performance with hindsight. However, beating the Angolan team in the group stages, who then went on to make it to the final, left a feeling of what could have been as the over-riding memory for the 2014 World Cup squad.

GBAF are delighted to announce that Takeda Pharmaceutical UK are generously sponsoring the team to the World Cup in Mexico.

The Team has a history of support from the company and we are extremely glad that they are back on board and in pride of place on the shirts. Massive thanks to Hiro & Jon from the company (pictured with GBAF's Dave Tweed) & Interaction PR for their valuable support.

EAFA would like to thank Scantec Recruitment, Lancashire FA, Mercure Hotels, ABC coaches and all the patient & understanding families, friends and supporters for making the event a success.

Match report courtesy of the Irish Amputee football Association website.

The GBAF & IAFA International squads are today recovering after a tough weekend of International friendlies hosted at Lancashire Football Association's County Ground, Leyland England, on Saturday and Sunday. The IAFA squad competed in two matches over the weekend against the Great Britian Amputee Football Association's World Cup squad and development squad.

On Saturday the IAFA played the squad GB will send to the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico in November. Ireland conceded once in each half and lost the game 2-0 but frustrated the Brits, one of Europe's elite teams, and limited them to few clear-cut opportunities. Ireland struggled, however, to get their own attacking game going. Ireland lined out with two strikers and succeeded in disrupting GB's gameplan in the early stages. Dave Tweed, however, capitalised on a defensive error to put GB into the lead midway through the first half. A second from Mickey Chambers in the second half, as he reacted quickest to a cross into the Irish penalty area, secured the win for GB. Although disappointed with the result, ruing missed opportunities, the IAFA squad were left satisfied with a decent performance against a very strong GB outfit. Furthermore, debutants James Conroy and Kevin Cahillane performed very well in their first outings in the Irish shirt. 

On Sunday the squad faced GB's Development squad in yet another tough test. Team GB started well and were the first to score with Lee Dobson curling a fine strike into the top corner of James Conroy's net. Ireland reacted well and pushed forward but failed to trouble GB's keeper as their attacks broke down in the final third. In the second half the IAFA pressed further up the pitch in search of an equaliser. James Boyle hit the post and Kevan O'Rourke saw a header from a Donal Bligh corner drift narrowly over the crossbar. From the resulting goalkick, however, James Boyle forced a GB defender into a hurried clearance and Kevan O'Rourke pounced to stab the ball between the onrushing keepers legs to equalise for Ireland. Ireland continued to attack looking for a winner but GB held out for the draw. Final score 1-1.

WAFF WORLD CUP 2014

GBAF are pleased to announce that EAFA will be sending a squad to the World Amputee Football Federation World Cup to be held in the city of Culiacan, Mexico 2014.

The squads have been announced and the players are now in full training and fundraising modes!

As well as the World Cup, GBAF 1st & Development squads will be playing the Ireland Amputee National Squad at Lancashire FA in July, and attending the 3rd Poland 'Ampfutbol Cup' in September with the games being played in Warsaw.

Both GBAF squads require considerable funds to compete. So if you see the guys out fundraising we'd be grateful if you would consider supporting us or donate via our Everyclick page using the link below. Many thanks.

Visit the Official World Cup Website: click here

Great Britain Amputee Football win both the Paddy Power Cup & Poland Invitational 'Ampfutbol Cup' in summer 2013.

NEWS:

2013: GBAF DEVELOPMENT SQUAD TOUR TO IRELAND, 01-03 MARCH:

GBAF sent a development squad to Ireland over the first weekend in March with a view to completing the pathway from grassroots (regional sessions) through to the GBAF first team.

The team consisted of players currently showing promise in the EAFA League meetings. They put in a lot of hardwork with 2 training sessions & 2 games over the weekend. The results weren't of great importance but they still managed a 3-0 win in the first game & a tricky 1-1 draw in the second.

GBAF Development team: Marheineke (GK), Catchpole, Willmott, Masters (c), Wyatt, Jarvis, Tregaskiss, Elsegood. 

Our thanks go out the Irish Amputee Football Association for providing a great facility and being fantastic opponents.

2012: WAFF WORLD CUP, KALININGRAD, RUSSIA. 05 OCT - 15 OCT:

GBAF participated in the WAFF World Cup in October 2012. Playing 6 games, the squad worked hard to achieve an improvement on the previous World Ranking, Game results & write ups can be found on the News page of the site.

2012: Poland tournament:

GBAF WILL BE ATTENDING THE AMP FUTBOL CUP TO BE HELD BY THE POLISH AMPUTEE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OVER THE WEEKEND OF THE 8&9TH SEPTEMBER.

2012: World Cup News: October 2012, Kaliningrad.

EAFA has learnt that Russia has been awarded the right to host the WAFF 2012 World Cup in the Baltic city of Kaliningrad from the 6th - 15th October.

Teams are:

Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Liberia, Brazil, El Salvador, Japan, Iran, Poland & Great Britain.

EAFA will be supporting the GBAF squads efforts in the run up to the WC2012 & we are happy to announce that the squad will travel to Poland to compete in a warm up tournament playing games against the hosts, Poland, as well as Germany & Ireland.

2012: GBAF to play in EAFA 4 Nations Invitational Tournament.

Thanks to Wigan Borough Cultural Partnership, Leigh Sports Village, Sport4Life, Interaction PR, the Park Inn & ABC Coaches, who are all helping to make the event happen.

EAFA 4 NATIONS Promotional poster can be downloaded from here: EAFA4N pic 

2011: GBAF Squad Training days are scheduled for October & November in the run up to the IWAS games in Sharjah in December. Squads will be chosen and players notified on their inclusion via email.

2010:

Great Britain Amputee Football finished a commendable 7th in the WAFF World Cup 2010, held in the City of Crespo, Argentina in October. The squad had a very difficult lead up to the tournament only confirming their attendance at the latest possible moment due to funding difficulties, and then the team found themselves in the trickier side of the draw. Once through the first group stage GBAF had to face the top three teams in the world in 3 successive days! With a reduced preparation time it was never going to be an easy task. Ultimately the squad managed to pick themselves up and finish on a high beating the Ukraine in the 7th /8th play off 2-0.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals had a large part in ensuring the teams participation in Argentina and also hosted a friendly earlier in the year in Manchester. The next World Championships is to be in 2012, and we hope that the company can continue its association with EAFA & GBAF in the run up to the event.

A big thank you to all individuals and organisations that have donated already to allow the team to get this far. Please visit our Everyclick online donation site to help us achieve our future goals.

GBAF hosted the French Amputee National Team over the weekend of 05 & 06 June 2010 in Manchester to compete for the Takeda Cup. The games were held at Woodley Sports Stadium, Stockport. GBAF won both games and lifted the cup. See News page for results.

GBAF with 5 goal hero & Takeda Man of the Match - Mickey Chambers

EAFA will once again be helping to raise awareness & funds. We wish the team all the best and we will publish the fixtures when we have the dates.

Click here to see the Guardian newspaper's 'Behind the Scenes' video feature on the team from 29oct2009.

International Competition Results

 

2016: Amp Fubol Cup

Warsaw, Poland

GBAF 3rd place

GBAF 1 v 0 Spain

GBAF 4 v 0 France

Semi Final:

GBAF 2 v 5 Poland

3rd/4th playoff:

GBAF 0 v 0 Spain (aet)

4 v 3 Penalties

 

2016: International Demonstration

EAFF Junior Camp, Dublin.

 

GBAF 5 v 0 UL Sport (IAFA)

 

2015: International Friendly

Preston, England

 

GBAF 2 v 0 France

GBAF (Dev) 2 v 1 France

 

2015: International Friendly

London, England

 

GBAF 5 v 0 Ireland

 

2015: International Friendly

Langreo, Spain

 

GBAF 1 v 0 Spain

GBAF 4 v 0 Spain

 

2014: WAFF World Cup

Culiacan, Mexico

 

GBAF 10th* place

GBAF 4 v 1 El Salvador

GBAF 7 v 0 Italy

GBAF 0 v 1 Turkey

GBAF 3 v 0 Ghana

GBAF 3 v 1 Angola

 

2014: Amp Fubol Cup

Warsaw, Poland

GBAF 2nd place

GBAF 2 v 0 Ukraine

GBAF 10 v 1 Belgium

GBAF 4 v 0 Poland

GBAF 1 v 4 Turkey

 

 

2014: GBAF Scantec Friendly

 

GBAF 2v0 Ireland

GBAF (Development) 1v1 Ireland

 

2013: Amp Fubol Cup

Warsaw, Poland

 

GBAF 1st place

 

GBAF 2 v 0 Ukraine

GBAF 8 v 0 Netherlands

GBAF 19 v 0 Germany

GBAF 3 v 0 Poland

 

 

2013: Paddy Power Cup

Limerick, Ireland

 

GBAF 1st place

 

Final:

GBAF 2 v 1 Poland

Semi final:

GBAF 7 v 0 Germany

Group 2:

GBAF 6 v 0 Ireland

GBAF 6 v 0 Netherlands

 

 

2013: GBAF Development Squad

Limerick, Ireland

 

GBAF 3 v 0 IAFA

GBAF 1 v 1 IAFA

 

 

2012: WAFF World Cup

Kaliningrad, Russia

 

GBAF 5th place

 

5/6th play off:

GBAF 2 v 0 Ghana

Group B

GBAF 2 v 2 Turkey

GBAF 2 v 4 Uzbekistan

GBAF 7 v 0 Japan

GBAF 1 v 1 Ukraine

GBAF 4 v 0 Liberia

 

2012: Amp Futbol Cup

Warsaw, Poland

 

GBAF 1st Place

 

GBAF 4 v 0 Ukraine

GBAF 8 v 0 Ireland

GBAF 3 v 2 Poland

GBAF 11 v 0 Poland 'B'

 

2012: Victory Cup

Moscow, Russia

 

EAFA 2nd Place

 

Final

EAFA 0 v 5 Russia

Semi Final

EAFA 2 v 1 Turkey

Group

EAFA 6 v 0 France

EAFA 5 v 2 Iran

EAFA 0 v 5 Russia

 

2012: EAFA 4 Nations

Leigh, England

GBAF 14 v 0 Germany

GBAF 3 v 0 Poland

GBAF(v) 8 v 1 Germany

GBAF (v) 7 v 1 Ireland

 

2011: IWAS Games

Sharjah, UAE

 

GBAF 0 v 2 Russia

GBAF 2 v 5 Russia

 

2010: WAFF World Cup

Viale, Argentina

 

Great Britain 7th place

 

Group D

GBAF 2 v 1 Haiti

GBAF 1 v 5 Russia

GBAF 2 v 0 Angola

 

2nd Group Phase

GBAF 1 v 6 Uzbekistan

GBAF 0 v 4 Russia

GBAF 1 v 5 Brazil

 

7/8th play off

GBAF 2 v 0 Ukraine

 

 

2010: Takeda Cup

Stockport, England

 

GBAF Cup winners

 

GBAF 10 v 0 France

GBAF 3 v 1 France

 

 

2008: WAFF Euros

Antalya, Turkey

 

Great Britain 3rd place

 

GBAF 0 v 2 Russia

GBAF 3 v 2 France

GBAF 1 v 1 Turkey

GBAF 3 v 2 Ukraine

 

 

2007: WAFF World Cup

Antalya, Turkey

 

England 5th place

 

Eng 2 v 4 Russia

Eng 0 v 2 Turkey

Eng 2 v 1 Liberia

Eng 9 v 0 France

Eng 2 v 3 Brazil (aet)

Eng 3 v 1 Ukraine

Eng 1 v 0 Iran

 

2006 WAFF European Cup

Volgograd, Russia

 

Great Britain 2nd place

 

GBAF 3 v 4 Russia

GBAF 4 v 0 Moldova

GBAF 2 v 1 Iran

GBAF 1 v 1 Uzbekistan - aet -

(5 v 4 penalty shoot out)

GBAF 1 v 5 Russia

GBAF 6 v 1 Sierra Leone

 

 

2005: WAFF World Cup

Niterio, Brazil

 

England 3rd place

 

Eng 3 v 0 Turkey

Eng 5 v 0 Sierra Leone

Eng 1 v 0 Brazil

Eng 0 v 2 Russia

Eng 1 v 0 Ukraine

Eng 1 v 6 Brazil

Eng 1 v 0 Ukraine

 

2003: WAFF World Cup

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

England Team not sent

 

2002: World Cup

Sochi, Russia

 

Eng 4th place

 

Eng 1 v 3 Uzbekistan

Eng 0 v 0 Brazil

Eng 4 v 0 Moldova

Eng 0 v 4 Russia

Eng 0 v 5 Russia

Eng 2 v 1 Ukraine

Eng 0 v 1 Uzbekistan

 

 

2001: World Champs

Niterio, Brazil

 

England 3rd place

 

Eng 0 v 3 Russia

Eng 15 v 0 USA

Eng 0 v 1 Brazil

Eng 2 v 2 Argentina

Eng 0 v 0 Ukraine

Eng 0 v 3 Brazil

Eng 2 v 1 Ukraine

 

 

 

EAFA World Champion Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990: World Champs

 

England 1st place

 

Final

Eng 3 v 2 Brazil

 

 

1989: World Champs

 

England 1st place

 

Final

Eng 4 v 2 El Slavador

 

1988: World Champs

 

England 1st place

 

Final

Eng 4 v 3 El Salvador

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