England Amputee Football Association
See below for selected updates. For more up to date information and details of what is happening in the world of Amputee Football in Great Britain and beyond please check out our Twitter & FaceBook feeds opposite. Thanks.
PLAYERS WANTED: NEW, RETURNING, YOUNG, OLD, MALE, FEMALE....
EAFA is keen to support the expansion of the sport across the UK & Ireland. If you are reading this and are missing a limb, for any reason, or do not have the complete use of a limb then please do get in touch with us. If you are on crutches or wear a prosthesis it doesn't matter, football is a great way to have fun and meet new people.
We have 8 league clubs currently competing in the National League and we know that there are projects across the nation that we are keen to support and that are looking to start development sessions with a view towards forming teams that will ultimately join the league, we hope.
Areas we are searching for players on top of the 8 current teams are: Birmingham, Derby, Devon, Exeter, Newcastle, Nottingham, London (Crystal Palace), Scotland.
We realise and appreciate that its hard work being an amputee and playing sport and not everyone is cut out for league games or international competition. But if you wish to get involved in this fantastic sport, don't delay drop us a email or vist us and get in touch via Twitter or Facebook.
GB Amputee Football names new Head Coach
Thinking of coming along to a session? Check out Jamie's story - it would have been easy to quit but his love of football gave him the strength to fufil a dream.
After the dissapointment of postponing the scheduled development session with Cardiff City FC (rescheduled for 14/05/16). EAFA was delighted to support the Everton Amputee Team as they held a development day at Annan Athletic FC, in the process holding the first ever Amputee Football session in Scotland. The warm welcome by the Annan Athletic was only improved upon by a fantastic turnout on the day. Watch the ITV news piece by clicking on the image below. Thanks to all that helped & we look forward to supporting those planning to take the sport further North of the Border.
EAFA AWARENESS SESSIONS FEBRUARY 2016, WALES & SCOTLAND - ALL WELCOME. Please contact the relevant person to register prior to attending.
Many thanks to the Cardiff City Foundation & Annan Athletic Black & Gold Foundation for their support in hosting these events.
EAFA is delighted to announce that International Amputee Football is coming to the North West.
Great Britain Amputee Football will be hosting the French National Amputee Football team over the weekend of 11/07 & 12/07 at St Bedes RC High School, Green Lane. Blackburn BB2 4SR.
These games are a rare chance to showcase the sport for both the GB 1st Team & Development squad levels on home shores, as they start the build up towards a potential World Championships late next or early the following year.
Kick Offs for the games are 2:45pm Saturday for the GB 1st Team & 9:45am Sunday for the GB Development squad.
Spectators are welcome to attend the event for free but donations would be greatly received to help the charity cover event costs and provide funds for future tournaments.
MAY 2015: PORTSMOUTH AMPUTEE FOOTBALL TEAM LAUNCHES
After a year of hard work and planning Portsmouth ITC have launched their amputee football sessions, in assocation with Irwin Mitchell Solicators
Held at Langstone Sports Site, Furze Lane, PO4 8LW the sessions are for anyone with a limb affecting disability, regardess of age, gender or ability.
The Long term view for Co-founder & GB International Ray Westbrook os to provide regular football for anyone in the wider area that wants to play and build a team to compete in the EAFA League.
Pompey Amputee FC's link up with a Pro-club is one of an EAFA program that should see all amputee teams competing and supported by Football League clubs from the 2015/16 season.
January 2015: EAFA AWARDS EVENING
January 24th saw the first EAFA League fixture of the 2014/15 season with the delay being due to the World Cup in December. It was also the date for the charities annual awards evening. Many of the charities friends and supporters were in attendance to celebrate another successful year for EAFA & the GBAF team.
The evening was held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa in Blackburn. Members of the 2014 GBAF squads were presented with their hard earned honours caps and representative medals by Peter Bates MD of Scantec Specialist Recruitment and who had generously sponsored GBAF v IAFA Internationals in the summer of 2014.
The highlight of the evening is the coveted 'Amputee Player of the Year' Award, voted for by the players and staff. This years award went to Mike Masters from Baldock, Herts. Mike has show fantastic commitment and improvement on the field and is a well deserving winner. Watch and listen to Mike below as he talks about his story and success:
WORLD CUP 2014 MEXICO
Great Britain Amputee Football are proud to be sponsored by and wearing the Takeda logo on our shirts for the 2014 WAFF World Cup.
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.
Match results can be found on the GBAF page of the site.
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.
Tom Jordan #4 : GB Captain 2010-14
EAFA would like to pay our respects to one of our most loved colleagues.
Tom fought a short battle against a very aggressive cancer, and sadly passed away on 23rd June 2014.
Tom did a huge amount for the sport of Amputee Football, EAFA and for the other charities to which he volunteered.
His love for our sport came through in his performances, he was a true warrior on the pitch and a true gentleman off it.
Thanks for all the messages of support from across the world on our social media feeds, they all reflect the regard in which Tom was held.
Tom, your EAFA family will miss you.
EAFA EDUCATION & AWARENESS COURSE - WOULD TEAM BUILDING WORK FOR YOU?
EAFA are happy to be an official FA partner. See how we are supporting their programmes and spreading the word of amputee & disability football to some of the brightest young coaches in the country.
If you think that your coaches or player or group would benefit from an awareness session please drop our FDO a email and we'll do our best to help.
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