Para Football England Talent Day

England Para Talent Day - 27 April @ East Durham College

A fantastic opportunity for disability football players to take a first step on the England talent pathway.

East Durham College’s Peterlee Campus will be hosting the North East’s next England Para Talent Day on 27 April 2024.

FA England Talent Days (ETDs) are utilised as a player's first engagement with the Para Football Pathway and as the first selective environment in the player pathway.

The programme will identify and signpost players to the ‘right’ environment at that point in time and seeks to feed the subsequent Regional and National levels of the pathway.

The Para Football player pathway runs ALONGSIDE any football that players already participate in, so does not compromise or replace any current involvement in the game.

England Talent Days run on a yearly basis to ensure that players can be re-assessed and kept in the Talent System.

ETDs will not be viewed as player development environments.

ETDs are underpinned with the development of local Para Football Recruitment Networks responsible for driving player identification and recruitment.

The impairment groups included in England Talent Day activities are:

• Players who are deaf
• Players who have cerebral palsy (and are ambulant)
• Players who are partially sighted

The St George’s Park event (2 December 2023 and 4 April 2024) will also have provision for players who are blind, as well as for mainstream / non-impaired goalkeepers interested in the opportunity to be involved in the partially sighted or blind formats of the game.