We are incredibly proud to support the Lancashire Football Association Ability Counts league to provide regular football opportunities for people with disabilities/impairments. It also helps to produce a clear pathway from grassroots disability football to elite disability football programmes.
This exceptional partnership has resulted in the Frenkel Topping Lancashire FA Ability Counts League for 2014/2015 and again in 2015/2016 and allows vulnerable individuals to take control of their own physical end emotional wellbeing for free, thanks to the support of the Foundation. The ‘ability’ focused league for individuals in Lancashire with a variety of disabilities and special needs. Our support has allowed more people to play, for free, to enhance their social and physical wellbeing. The league has grown from 7 teams to 57 in the past 12 months.
David Burgess, Chief Executive, Lancashire FA. said: “Working with Frenkel Topping will be a great opportunity for the league and Frenkel Topping to build on each other’s strengths and reputations and establish better opportunities for more disabled people to take part in football.”
Disability football is one of the fastest growing football formats within Lancashire FA. The League achieved The FA’s reputable Charter Standard League Status in January 2013. The Frenkel Topping Lancashire FA Ability Counts League promotes fun and participation, with its ultimate goal to eliminate all barriers of participation that disabled people sometimes face. This is a huge achievement and a credit to the players, managers, volunteers and match officials that are dedicated to maintaining an excellent environment to play football.
The video below was commissioned by the Frenkel Topping Lancashire FA Ability Counts league for the launch of the Foundation at the House of Commons in March 2015.