The Scottish FA has two Regional Development Squad Centres. These centres are designed for current or potential national squad players to obtain further training opportunities to prepare them for competitive football environments.
The squad sessions specifically target two separate groups in order to provide talent identification and progression to international football:
Those who have Cerebral Palsy, Strokes or Acquired Brain Injuries aged 9 years to Adult.
Those with Learning Disabilities aged 12 years to 18 years
In order to be eligible for the Learning Disability Regional Squad players must have the following:
• Record of Educational Need
• Under 19 years of age
• An intellectual disability as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO). To meet this standard, a persons IQ must be within or below the range of 70-75 (selected players will require to be classified within this range).
Please use the link on the right to obtain further information or contact:
West Regional Co-ordinator on 0141 886 7366 or WestRegion@scottishfa.co.uk
East Regional Co-ordinator on 01382 431829 or East@scottishfa.co.uk
The Scottish FA in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport have dedicated substantial resources to develop pathways that will allow players to meet their full potential and reach international level competition.
The Scottish FA currently has two pathways in place for international disability football please click on the links below for further information:
Cerebral Palsy/Stroke/Aquired Brain Injury National Team
Learning Disability Under 19 Scotland Squad
The Scottish FA is always on the looking for new talented players. Those wishing to get involved should contact David McArdle, National Development Manager - Disability
Tel 0141 616 6077 or email David.McArdle@scottishfa.co.uk