This weekend (17 and 18 July) will see St. George’s Park host the FA Disability Cup, which is the largest competition of its kind in the country and for the past four years has ensured that players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition to call their own.
We are delighted to say that Carolyn from Middlesbrough Powerchair FC will be refereeing the Powerchair Cup Final.
Here is what she had to say:
"I'm honoured to have been selected to referee the WFA Cup Final at St George's Park on 17th July. I've been refereeing for around 10 years; previously refereeing in regional and national leagues as well as at three different international European competitions in England and in Denmark, but never a final. I am so excited to be involved in the first powerchair football match to be shown on BT Sport, it'll be great exposure for our brilliant sport and I hope that people enjoy watching it as much as I do. I think people will be shocked at how fast paced the game is, it's an amazing sport to watch."
For the first time ever, the competition will be broadcasted on BT Sport 1HD and on Facebook Live.
Below is the schedule of events:
Saturday 17th July
11:00am – Powerchair Cup Final in Partnership with the Wheelchair Football Association
13:00 – Cerebral Palsy Cup Final in partnership with CP Sport
15:15 – Partially Signed Cup in partnership with the National Partially Sighted League
In addition to the finals on Saturday, there also will be a female blind 2v2 showcase game.
Sunday 18th July
11:00 – Amputee Cup Final in partnership with England Amputee Football Association
13:00- Blind Cup Final in partnership with the National Blind Football League
To find out more about the FA Disability Cup, please CLICK HERE