Regional and National Squads


Learning Disability (LD) & Cerebral Palsy (CP) Regional Squads

Regional Squads are operated in South Wales and North Wales. Players are nominated to these squads via Regional PAN Disability Football Leagues, School Festivals, Welsh Premier League Academies and Professional Clubs in England and Wales. The programme has two core aims:

1) To provide high quality coaching for the most talented players in our regional PAN Disability Leagues.

2) To develop the most talented players with a disability who qualify for LD and CP national squad activities.

Players train monthly for two hours working on technical and tactical theme’s aligned to an annual development plan for the group, ensuring a unified approach to player development across Wales.

In addition a games programme has been established; regular coached games are organised against non-disabled teams and an annual LD/CP Cymru Cup takes place involving both regional squads.


Welsh Learning Disability National Squad

Learning Disability International Fixture, Wales verses Northern Ireland

Learning Disability International Fixture, Wales verses Northern Ireland

The first ever National Learning Disability training camp was held on September 23rd & 24th 2012 at the Sports Wales National Centre in Cardiff. 22 players were selected who came from all corners of the County with ages ranged between 16 and 26 years. The squad have 6 contact camps throughout the season in addition to a fixture programme.

The squad’s fist ever International fixture was against Northern Ireland on November 8th 2012. It was held at Bangor City FC’s Nantporth Stadium and finished 0-2 to the visitors. A very credible score against a Country that finished in 6th place at the 2006 INAS-FID World Cup. To view highlights of the game please click on the following link: Wales v Northern Ireland


Welsh Deaf Futsal Squad

Welsh Deaf Futsal Squad

Welsh Deaf Futsal Squad

Sunday July 21st 2013 marked another historical day for Welsh Football with the newly established Welsh Deaf Futsal Squad training for the first time.

Trials for the Deaf Futsal team were held during June 2013 with a squad selected to attend a series of training camps in preparation for the European Deaf Sports Organisations (EDSO) Futsal Championship Qualifiers. Wales were drawn in a group with Sweden, Croatia along with hosts Israel. The event took place in Tel Aviv between February 7th - 9th 2014 with Israel and Croatia qualifying for the full championships taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria during November 2014. Match reports from the event can be found below.


Disability Player Pathway

Disability Player Pathway

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Disability Player Pathway

As the opportunities and programmes continue to grow, this is the player development pathway we hope to have in place by the end of the 2015/2016 for disability football across Welsh Football, ensuring we are raising standards and continuing to challenge the next generation of players that develop within Wales. There may well be alterations as the programme develops and evolves over time.

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