England Talent Day 19

England Talent Day 2019

Sarah Wood
Could this be your chance to wear the 3 lions?

Everyone dreams of pulling on the famous white shirt but did you know the FA supports multiple talent pathways outside of the team featuring Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling?

In fact the FA supports the National Women’s pathway as well as 6 impairment specific pathways including; Blind, Partially Sighted, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee, Deaf and Powerchair. 

On the 6th July 2019, we will be working in partnership with the FA to deliver South Yorkshire’s very own England Talent Day targeting players looking to access the impairment specific pathway, who are aged 6-16 years old.

Our England Talent Day is an opportunity for deaf, partially sighted, cerebral palsy and amputee footballers to start their journey towards pulling on an England shirt and representing their Country. 

Sam Firth, Football Development Officer at Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA is looking forward to delivering the event;

“This is a truly outstanding opportunity for local footballers from South Yorkshire to have their talents recognised”

Who are we looking for?

If you are currently playing mainstream, playing for your school or even in academy football we would love you to come along. 

If you represent your local pan-disability football team we will be in touch with your coach to recommend players for the day. 

What do people say about the England Talent Pathway?

What can you expect on the day? 

The day is designed to provide an opportunity for you to come along & express yourself. The day will be delivered by a high quality coaching team who will make the day about enjoying yourself as well as giving you the chance to show us your skills. 

We will have a short brief for parents in the morning before getting straight out onto the pitches. 

Meet the Delivery Team

Liam Kay (Lead coach)

Liam, a UEFA B coach has had the opportunity to represent football clubs such as Barnsley FC, Manchester City & currently Manchester United. Liam is an FA coach mentor & currently oversees the development of coaches within disability football in our area.  

Gary Webb (Lead coach)

In a coaching career spanning over 15 years, Gary started his coaching career at Reading FC, working in the clubs Community and Academy department for 8 years before heading North to join the FA Skills Programme in Sheffield, a role which specialises in working with 5-11 year olds. After 3 years with the FA, Gary joined Derby County to work in the clubs Academy before moving to Sheffield United and more recently Rotherham United. 

Gary has worked with coaches across Sheffield and Hallamshire for a number of years in his role as FA Coach Educator and Mentor.  "I am delighted to be part of the day and cannot wait to work with all of the talented players we have locally!"  

Talent ID Workshop for Coaches:

We will also be hosting a talent ID Workshop for all grassroots coaches at the Keepmoat on the 6th June. Please keep an eye out for details. 

Talent Day Event Information:

England Talent Day
Keepmoat Stadium Pitches, DN4 5JW
6th July (10am-12pm)

book your free place here


For more information about the England Talent Day contact Sam Firth on 0114 261 5500.