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Local Authority Disability Soccer Centres

These centres are designed to give players with disabilities an opportunity to play football with their peers in a safe and fun environment.

The sessions are conducted by Scottish FA qualified coaches who deliver a programme of adapted practices that ensures each player is both supported and challenged at their own individual level.

For further information on playing opportunities click on the links to the right to contact the Football Development Officer within your local authority.


West and East of Scotland Regional Participation Centres

The Scottish FA has two PAN Disability Centres for ambulant players aged from 8 to adult with a Scotland range of disabilities. These centres are staffed by specially trained coaches to ensure that players receive fundamental skills coaching and also provide an opportunity for progression into Regional Development Squads

Please use the link  on the right to obtain further information or contact:


West Regional Co-ordinator on 0141 886 7366 or


East Regional Co-ordinator on 01382 431829 or



Mainstream Opportunities

The Scottish Youth Football Association and the Scottish Schools Football Association have dispensation rulings within their handbooks that permit a footballer with a disability to play up to two age groups below that of their chronological age within the mainstream environment i.e a player with a visual impairment aged 14 years of age could apply to play in an under-12 boys club or school team.

For further information of this ruling and clubs within your area please use the links below:

Scottish Youth Football Association

Scottish School Football Association

Learning Disability Football
The Scottish FA in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport organise friendlies and national 5’s, 7’s and 11-a-side football competitions annually. For further information on these events please contact the SDS head office on Telephone: 0131 317 1130 or email

Many of the Scottish FA’s local authority Football Development Officers (FDO) provide training and playing opportunities for footballers with learning disabilities.Click on the links opposite and contact your local FDO for more information.

Football for the Deaf
The Scottish Deaf Football Association organises league and competitive fixtures for teams and players who are Deaf within Scotland.

Click here to obtain further information on playing opportunities and teams.

Wheelchair Football

In conjunction with the Wheelchair Football Association, The Scottish FA is currently setting up opportunities for wheelchair footballers.

For further information on the Wheelchair Football Association please follow the link below:

To register an interest or enquire about setting up wheelchair football in Scotland please email

Visual Impaired and Blind Football
In conjunction with the South Lanarkshire Council, Edinburgh City Council and The Royal Blind School, The Scottish FA is currently setting up opportunities for Visually Impaired and Blind Footballers.

To register an interest or enquire about these sessions please email




   Disability Football Opportunities
Last Updated Wednesday, 04 March 2009

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