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Cumbria U16 5-a-side Pan Disability Football Festival 

The English Schools Football Association and Football Association would like to see the development of Disability Football in schools expand through high quality competitions and the School Games provides the ideal platform to initiate new opportunities for young people with disabilities to play football.

We run two Cumbria School Games events for Pan Disability Football, these are: 

  • Cumbria U16 5-a-side Pan Disability Football Festival - SEN Pupils, Mainstream Schools
  • Cumbria U16 5-a-side Pan Disability Football Festival - Special Schools


Cumbria U16 5-a-side Pan Disability Football Festival - SEN Pupils, Mainstream Schools

School Games Value: Teamwork

•           Working with my team, not being selfish

•           Letting everyone have a go, giving everyone a chance

•           Everyone doing their role for the team 

Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Venue:Penrith Leisure Centre, Southend Road,  Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8JH

Cancellation Policy: In the event that the competition has to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions the event organisers will inform the team managers no later than lunch time the day prior to the event. No alternative date will be arranged. 

Year Group: Year 7 to Years 11 (Combined), 11 – 16 year olds with a disability or special educational needs. 

Gender: Mixed gender teams are encouraged.

Team / Squad size: The competition is for the school team that is successful in their retrospective Level 2 competitions. All players must have at least one or more of the following disabilities / impairments:

  • Partially sighted 
  • Cerebral Palsy (Ambulant)
  • Amputee (Ambulant)
  • Deaf
  • Severe Learning Disability (IQ Lower than 75)
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Moderate Learning Disability 
  • Physical (Ambulant)
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties
  • All players must be ambulant

Team must consist of a minimum of 5 players to a maximum of 8 players. (5 players plus 3 substitutes) 

Players from more than one school in a district may form one district team if required.

Clothing / equipment requirements: The competition will be held OUTDOORS on a ATP surface. Players will also be expected to wear their own shin guards. Teams are encouraged to wear their school football strips if possible.

Refreshments: Lunch and refreshments will NOT be provided during the competition. Please ensure your pupils bring some lunch and liquid refreshments with them.

Transport arrangements: Teams participating at this event will be asked to make their own transport arrangements to and from the venue. The Cumbria LOC agree to pay schools either the cost of the transport or mileage at a rate of 45 pence per mile to the county event. For more information regarding transport costs, please contact michelle.young@cumbria.gov.uk. 

Welfare: All competing teams will receive a copy of the event welfare plan prior to the event. The plan will outline clear lines of communication for any welfare issues and provide clarification of roles, responsibilities and procedures that should be followed should an incident or accident occur.

Event Format: Mini Soccer rules 5 a-side round robin competition. 

Rules:

  • Each team will start with 4 outfield players and 1 Goalkeeper on the field of play.
  • Each squad may consist of a maximum of 8 players.
  • Rolling substitutes are permitted throughout the game but may only be made when there is a stoppage in play. Please inform the referee prior to a substitution.
  • All free kicks awarded will be direct.
  • The football is not allowed above head height – Free kick will be awarded.
  • The goalkeeper may come out of goal area – Free kick will be awarded if goalkeeper handles ball outside the goal area.
  • A kick in or goal kick will be awarded when the football goes out play.
  • Goalkeepers cannot kick the football from their hands. A free kick will be awarded if they do so.
  • Defenders and Attackers are allowed to enter the goal keeper’s area. 
  • If a defender enters the area and fouls an attacking player, a penalty will be awarded.
  • Slide tackles are not permitted and a free kick will be awarded to the opposition.
  • Before fixtures commence, all teams will be asked to perform the RESPECT handshake. The referees will guide the teams through this.
  • Fouls and Misconduct – The options for disciplining offenders is as follows:
  • Player cautioned and temporarily suspended from play (2 minutes temporary suspension from play).
  • Player issued with a second caution and permanently excluded from play.
  • Player issued with a red card and permanently excluded from play.

Scoring Games will be scored in the normal way (1-0, 1-3 etc.). Scores will be collated into a league table (Win – 3 points, Draw – 2 points, Loss – 1 point). Each game will last for a period of 10 minutes.

Pathways: There are various opportunities for young disabled footballers to play, compete and develop in disability football throughout the County. Schools will receive information regards these opportunities directly.

Additional information: For more information about disability football visit www.cumberlandfa.com

Whats New? This event will retain its traditional format.

- Young Leaders to award points around the three objective values stated for Teamwork.

- The team with the most value points will be awarded certificates.

Entry Detail: Via your local School Games Organiser

Cumbria U16 5-a-side Pan Disability Football Festival - For Special Schools

The English Schools Football Association and Football Association would like to see the development of Disability Football in schools expand through high quality competitions and the School Games provides the ideal platform to initiate new opportunities for young people with disabilities to play football.

School Games Value: Teamwork

•           Working with my team, not being selfish

•           Letting everyone have a go, giving everyone a chance

•           Everyone doing their role for the team 

Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Venue:Penrith Leisure Centre, Southend Road,  Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8JH

Cancellation Policy: In the event that the competition has to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions the event organisers will inform the team managers no later than lunch time the day prior to the event. No alternative date will be arranged. 

Year Group: Year 7 to Years 11 (Combined), 11 – 16 year olds with a disability or special educational needs. 

Gender: Mixed gender teams are encouraged.

Team / Squad size: The competition is for the school team that is successful in their retrospective Level 2 competitions. All players must have at least one or more of the following disabilities / impairments:

  • Partially sighted 
  • Cerebral Palsy (Ambulant)
  • Amputee (Ambulant)
  • Deaf
  • Severe Learning Disability (IQ Lower than 75)
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Moderate Learning Disability 
  • Physical (Ambulant)
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties
  • All players must be ambulant

Team must consist of a minimum of 5 players to a maximum of 8 players. (5 players plus 3 substitutes) 

Players from more than one school in a district may form one district team if required.

Clothing / equipment requirements: The competition will be held OUTDOORS on a ATP surface. Players will also be expected to wear their own shin guards. Teams are encouraged to wear their school football strips if possible.

Refreshments: Lunch and refreshments will NOT be provided during the competition. Please ensure your pupils bring some lunch and liquid refreshments with them.

Transport arrangements: Teams participating at this event will be asked to make their own transport arrangements to and from the venue. The Cumbria LOC agree to pay schools either the cost of the transport or mileage at a rate of 45 pence per mile to the county event. For more information regarding transport costs, please contact michelle.young@cumbria.gov.uk. 

Welfare: All competing teams will receive a copy of the event welfare plan prior to the event. The plan will outline clear lines of communication for any welfare issues and provide clarification of roles, responsibilities and procedures that should be followed should an incident or accident occur.

Event Format: Mini Soccer rules 5 a-side round robin competition. 

Rules:

  • Each team will start with 4 outfield players and 1 Goalkeeper on the field of play.
  • Each squad may consist of a maximum of 8 players.
  • Rolling substitutes are permitted throughout the game but may only be made when there is a stoppage in play. Please inform the referee prior to a substitution.
  • All free kicks awarded will be direct.
  • The football is not allowed above head height – Free kick will be awarded.
  • The goalkeeper may come out of goal area – Free kick will be awarded if goalkeeper handles ball outside the goal area.
  • A kick in or goal kick will be awarded when the football goes out play.
  • Goalkeepers cannot kick the football from their hands. A free kick will be awarded if they do so.
  • Defenders and Attackers are allowed to enter the goal keeper’s area. 
  • If a defender enters the area and fouls an attacking player, a penalty will be awarded.
  • Slide tackles are not permitted and a free kick will be awarded to the opposition.
  • Before fixtures commence, all teams will be asked to perform the RESPECT handshake. The referees will guide the teams through this.
  • Fouls and Misconduct – The options for disciplining offenders is as follows:
  • Player cautioned and temporarily suspended from play (2 minutes temporary suspension from play).
  • Player issued with a second caution and permanently excluded from play.
  • Player issued with a red card and permanently excluded from play.

Scoring Games will be scored in the normal way (1-0, 1-3 etc.). Scores will be collated into a league table (Win – 3 points, Draw – 2 points, Loss – 1 point). Each game will last for a period of 10 minutes.

Pathways: There are various opportunities for young disabled footballers to play, compete and develop in disability football throughout the County. Schools will receive information regards these opportunities directly.

Additional information: For more information about disability football visit www.cumberlandfa.com

Whats New? This event will retain its traditional format.

- Young Leaders to award points around the three objective values stated for Teamwork.

- The team with the most value points will be awarded certificates.

Entry Detail: Via your local School Games Organiser