National governing body (NGB): The Football Association
NGB contact: Jeff Davis
SportsAid supports both five-a-side and seven-a-side football players. The FA nominates CP and blind development squad players who are aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games. CP players must be members of the development squad to be eligible. Blind players are often already part of the senior set-up.
The nomination process
SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.
Contact Jeff Davis at The FA.