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Players Recruited To FA Disability Player Development Centre

Newcastle United Foundation and Northumberland FA have selected 18 players for a 20 week FA Disability Player Development Centre.

The purpose of The 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. FA Disability Player Development Centres (PDC) provide a higher level coaching opportunity for players that show signs of talent in grassroots club or school settings.

The final squad of 18 players aged 12 to 16 will join the PDC following two recent trial dates. The programme will run for a total of 20 weeks and will provide a high quality training programme delivered by Foundation coaches, Peter Jackson and Ross Flintoft, both qualified to UEFA B.

To enable progression to elite levels of performance we have selected players from different impairment groups including Deaf, Visually Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee and Learning Disabilities.

The FA will oversee a monitoring and evaluation process to ensure that the players are in an appropriate learning environment during their time at the FA PDC.

For more information on how you can get involved
Email foundation@nufc.co.uk

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