An FA Charter Standard Club in Lincolnshire

Lincoln Disability Football Club

Lincoln Disability Football Club is a local football club that caters for all age groups and abilities. The club was first set up by Lincoln City Sports and Educational Trust through a big lottery funded project but this stands alone as a voluntary organisation where all the coaches are voluntary and committee members.

As a club, we try and provide a friendly community atmosphere, for everyone in the club for example parents, carers, siblings and coaches. In the past we have organised fundraising events have included Christmas meals, a bowling night and we also hold a presentation night at the end of the season to celebrate everything that has been achieved. In total, there are 7 teams which is four adult teams with high ability, two league teams for low ability and we have a younger category the under 16’s team. All teams train at Lincoln City Football Club on the 3G on a Wednesday night 7.00pm until 8.00pm.

All teams are coached by coaches who are qualified through the Lincolnshire Football Associated and have level 1 and level 2 coaching awards. They are all first aid trained and safeguarded protected where each coach has to be DBS checked. The coaches attend regular courses, which keeps them up to date with all the new relevant information and they will be gaining new knowledge to relay to the players in training. During training sessions, players will learn and improve their skills such as playing in a team environment, learning different drills, how to communicate in a team etc.

The players play in monthly tournaments which take place on a Sunday and throughout the year through Lincolnshire ability counts disability league where they will play 5 tournaments throughout the football season. The teams that attend the tournaments are Boston, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Gainsborough etc.

A Spectator Report about the club

My brother has been playing for LDFC since it first started and his confidence in playing football is still growing. Not only has his confidence grown, his communication skills have improved, as well as his friendship skills and the most important thing is that he has learnt how to work as a team. When he first started, he wouldn’t have the attention needed to last the whole game and he would be really easily distracted. The coaches have really helped him by encouraging him to run after the ball or too score a goal. I really couldn’t recommend the club enough and if you are thinking that this club would be suitable for anyone you know, then please get in touch! Thank you!!