Disability Football Team
The team was formed in 2010, initially funded by a grant from Grassroots Funding and this was co-ordinated by Dave Mitchell who enabled us to move forward with his support and enthusiasm. Fleetwood started off with 7 players however have now more than doubled this with the practice sessions on a Friday getting larger and larger.
After 6 months of preparation and training they played their first Ability League match in March 2011, playing against teams from Manchester United, Burnley and many others.
Fleetwood were on fire in their first season winning the double taking home the league Championship along with the 2011 League Cup.
Since then we have had to have another trophy cupboard built. The team won the National Tournament in Harrogate which features teams from all over the country including Jersey and two more Tournaments in Lytham and one in Burnley. They were then invited to play in the Annual Jersey Tournament and took home the cup in October 2102.
The team have been working really hard and this was rewarded in July 2013 with a tournament win in Harrogate!
The inspiration and leadership of Manager Luca Lanzani has propelled the team forwards along with talented new coach Nathan Lowings. Onwards and Upwards!!
The team is always looking for new players. If you are interested the team trains every Friday at the Fleetwood YMCA from 6 -7.30pm, £3 per session. Our session and disabled team is open to all players over the age of 16.