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Tuesday 15th October 2019

FA Disability Talent Hub Talent ID Day – 26th October 2019


Do you know a player aged 7 to 16 with cerebral palsy, a hearing impairment or visual impairment?


Stoke City have been successful for a 3rd season to host an FA Disability Talent Hub across the country which forms part of the FA Disability Talent Pathway for Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impaired & Visually Impaired Football/ Futsal.

But we need your help with identifying players within your league, clubs, school or groups who could be eligible for this additional opportunity for players to get onto the England Talent Pathway.

The Talent Hubs will deliver engagement sessions for players with cerebral palsy, deaf players and partially sighted players aged 7-11 and 12-16.

Sessions will enable continued talent identification/confirmation opportunities.

Hubs will be used as a ‘check point’ for these players and will have robust processes to link players to appropriate mainstream clubs or impairment specific clubs.

In the last 2 seasons, 2x players were identified from the talent hub to the next step on the FA Disability Talent Pathway to attend Regional Talent Programme.

The hub will be hosting their first ID day of the season in Staffordshire later this month please see details below:


FA Disability Talent Hub ID Day

When: Saturday 26th October 2019, 1.30pm till 3.30pm
Who: Males aged 7 to 16 with cerebral palsy, a hearing impairment or partially sighted. And females aged 7 to 16 with a hearing impairment.


Register your interest to attend or for more information please contact:
01782 592252


Ski Team Telford Schools Race


Ski Team Telford is a junior ski race club based at the dry ski slope at Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre, Madeley, Telford.  They will be holding their annual Schools Ski Race on Friday 15th November 2019 from 5:30pm.

Please find the entry form here.


Ski team Telford Schools race poster



Please return your entry form to:



Team Rubicon skateboard and scooter workshops for schools


Team Rubicon can travel to your school and provide skateboard and scooter workshops for pupils in Reception and upwards.

They provide all the boards, scooters, helmets and pads the children will need. DBS checked and insured coaches, with over 10 years experience providing engaging, innovative and safe workshops.


Team Rubicon skateboarding workshop


With skateboarding now in the Olympics, it’s a great time to show young people some of tricks and skills the professionals will be doing on TV.

Or for younger pupils, scooter workshops can help increase their confidence to ride to school on their scooters, great for schools promoting eco-travel.


Please find their website here.