The Football Association has pledged to increase the number of people playing disability football in England by 50% in three years, as it announced its first plan to support the game.
Currently 4.5% of people with disabilities play football, fewer than the 5.9% who play golf. The FA’s Football Your Way plan intends to create 2,800 new opportunities to engage in the game – from greater provision at schools to a new “recreational football offer” for adults. It also has broader ambitions to change the culture around football and disability.
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