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Football is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.The beautiful game is England's national sport.

It's fast, skillful, fun and open to everyone. Most of us have kicked a football around at some point. One of the real beauties of the game is that it can be a sport for life. Friends and children in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Its free, fund and one of the best ways to keep fit and healthy.

Football is governed internationally by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), which is commonly known by the acronym FIFA. The most prestigious international football competition is the World Cup, held every four years. This event boasts an audience twice that of the summer Olympics!

There are six international disability squads, one for each specific impairment. These squads represent England in friendly internationals as well as in European and World Championships.

The six international Disability squads are:

  • England Amputee Football Team
  • England Blind Team
  • England Partially Sighted Team
  • England Deaf and Hearing Impaired Team
  • England Cerebal Palsy Team
  • England Learning Disability Team

Football in your area

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Contacts

Cumberland FA

Craig Lewis
Football Development Manager
Cumberland FA 
T: 01900 872310
M: 07786 130168

@CumberlandFA

James Reid
Development Officer (Workforce/Club Development)
Cumberland FA
T: 01900 872310 ext 21 M: 07918083637

@CumberlandFA

Ray Semple 

Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

Cumberland FA/Carlisle United FITC

T: 01900 872310 ext 21 M: 07807665543

@CumberlandFA

Steven Dobinson
Referee Development Officer 
Cumberland FA
T: 01900 872310
M: 07786 361337

@CumberlandFA

Emma Sharrock
Football Services Officer
Cumberland FA
T:01900 872310 ext 21

@CumberlandFA

Westmorland FA

James Pattison
Football Development Officer
Westmorland FA
T: 01539 730946
M: 07944 033337

@WestmorlandFA

Mark Backhouse
Referees Development Officer
Westmorland FA
T: 01539 730946
M: 07538 200 479

@WestmorlandFA

Graeme Blair

Assistant Football Development Officer/Community Coach

Tel: 07943 335 820

@WestmorlandFA

Sara Newhouse

Football Services Administrators

Tel: 01539 730946 

Lancashire FA - covering Barrow

Tony Callister
Football Development Officer
Lancashire FA
M: 07789773122

@acal8

 




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