This is football but not as you know it – results, stats and performance can be damned. It’s not traditional; it’s where playfulnesss and friendships come together.
It’s a safe space where disabled children can believe and belong. It steps outside the usual parameters with a bespoke, flexible way of playing. Because this is football that breaks all the old rules and replaces them with a new one; just be you.
What is the Comets Disability Football Programme?
Comets is a recreational, pan-disability football offer for disabled children aged 5-11.
Sessions take place on a weekly basis, either during the evening or on the weekend and are focussed on helping disabled children have fun, whilst building confidence, independence and social relationships. Comets provides an environment in which participants can feel safe and belong.
All sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches, who have received specific programme training and guidance to provide a safe place for disabled children to try football for the first time and develop key skills.
Why has Comets been created?
There is a lack of opportunity and a gap in the pathway for disabled players of this age, especially in a recreational environment. Comets will help give more clubs the confidence to engage and support disabled players with a fun introduction to football, helping grow this pathway.