Pan Disability Integrated Games Programme
An integrated football games for players aged 16 years and older. The initiative will see disabled footballers playing alongside their non-disabled counterparts.
The playing format will be the traditional 11 a-side version of the game and criteria will be put in place to ensure that 6 players per team on the field of play must have a disability.
The PAN Disability League creates a playing environment suitable for most players with a disability but not all. Many players with a disability have been put off mainstream football in the past, which has seen players with a disability ridiculed or bullied. The aim of the project will be to provide playing opportunities for those players who’s ability/ social level sit between the PAN Disability League and mainstream Football structures. This would enhance the programme of activity for footballers with a disability offering more playing opportunities.
Four teams in West Wales will play each other in a round robin format over 3 game nights. When complete the winner of the group will qualify to play in the National Final.
The proposed dates of these integrated games are set as –
February 2nd – Swansea 6pm Kick Off
Game Day 1
Swansea Bravehearts v Bridgend Herons
Aber Stars v NPT Dragons
March 1st – Skewen 6pm Kick Off
Game Day 2
Swansea Bravehearts v Aber Stars
Bridgend Herons v NPT Dragons
March 29th – Aberystwyth 5pm Kick Off
Game Day 3
Bridgend Herons v Aber Stars
Swansea Bravehearts v NPT Dragons