England Talent Pathway

The purpose FA’s Disability Talent Programme is to identify young players deemed to possess higher levels of ability and to place them in a developmental programme designed to produce football excellence in conjunction with personal development. The success of the pathway is ultimately measured on the number of players progressing from County and Regional based programmes into the Emerging Talent Programme and Elite Squads.


Talent Hub

The FA operate a number of talent Hub’s across the Country who have a focus on recruiting players that can progress onto National Development & Elite Squads, the impairment groups with elite squads are as follows:

  • Blind
  • Amputee
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Partially Sighted
  • Deaf

The first stage of recruitment is delivered through the County Football Associations England Talent Day. For more information about this year’s England Talent Day please contact: Samuel.firth@sheffieldfa.com