Disability Cup

The FA Disability Cup - 24 & 25 June 2023

Best of luck to local teams North East & Yorkshire CP FC and Farsley Celtic Deaf FC at this year's finals!

The FA Disability Cup in association with EE, returns for the seventh edition of the tournament, with finals taking place over 24 and 25 June at St. George’s Park.

The finals, which are the largest competition of its kind, ensure players within impairment-specific football have a national FA competition to call their own with a total of six disciplines competing: Partially Sighted, Amputee, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Powerchair and Deaf.

A special mention goes to local clubs North East & Yorkshire CP FC, who are competing in the Cerebral Palsy Cup Final and Farsley Celtic Deaf FC, who will be gunning for glory in the Deaf Cup Final. 

Fans can also attend the finals and cheer the players on from St. George’s Park and new for 2023 is that fans joining over the weekend can visit the Experience Area, where there will be equipment and adaptions to simulate some of the formats of disability football showcased throughout the finals weekend.

The Experience Area encourages attendees, and more specifically disabled individuals, to engage and participate in football. The taster sessions are linked to Football Your Way, a ground-breaking plan for Disability Football. 

For those unable to attend, BT Sport will show every match live from 10am each day, presented by Lynsey Hipgrave alongside Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan and seven-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft. Highlights will be available on Channel 4 on Saturday 1 July at 10am, then available on All4.

We see the return of Brighton & Hove Albion Blind FC to compete against The Royal National College for the Blind for a second year in a row in the Blind Finals, and Farsley Celtic DFC vs St Johns DFC for the Deaf Cup Final.

The Amputee Final will see Portsmouth FC return, following last year’s defeat against Manchester City Amputees. This year, they will play against Everton Football Club.

Past winners Scorpions Futsal Club will take on Merseyside Blind in the Partially Sighted Final.

Whilst three-times winners, Aspire PFC play Disability Cup Final debutants Newcastle United Foundation PFC in the Powerchair Final. Fellow newcomers Norwich City CSF will be up against North East & Yorkshire CP FC in the Cerebral Palsy Final.