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Competitive Sport

Many people with disabilities face various barriers when attempting to participate in competitive sport.

To address this, Burnley FC in the Community launched the Disability Sport Project.

The Disability Sport Project creates a variety of opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in competitive sport, regardless of the nature or severity of their impairment.

One of our initiatives is the creation the grassroots football team, Burnley Disability
Football Club.

Burnley Disability Football Club offers the opportunity to play competitive football in a safe, development-focused environment for a wide range of people from various backgrounds and footballing abilities.

Training sessions are delivered by qualified, experienced coaches and follow a programme of study that is focused around technical and tactical aspects of development through game-related practice.

Burnley Disability Football Club compete regularly in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League, playing against the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City. There are also opportunities to play competitive football in competitions across the world, such as our recent tournament in Barcelona.

The structure of Burnley Disability Football Club means there are opportunities for everyone, regardless of their footballing ability.

We currently have four squads:

  • Male Premier League Squad (High Ability)
  • Male Championship Squad (Moderate Ability)
  • Male Development Squad (Low Ability)
  • Ladies Squad

For More Information

If you would like more information, please contact our Disability Sport Project Co-Ordinator, Harry Pate, on or call 01282 704716.

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