WBTFC & Disabled Football

WBTFC is committed in driving the awareness of football within the Community therefore seeks to offer playing opportunities for all. Even though WBTFC is one of the largest football clubs in the area and an FA Charter Standard Community Club, on occasions the club needs to build partnerships with other local clubs to support specific activities, opportunities or special needs that the club alone cannot yet deliver. WBTFC can now offer a formal link into "Football for the Disabled" which is driven by the Wiltshire County Football Association and supported by Swindon Town's Football in The Community scheme.

WBTFC's current approach to disabled football will be to drive agreed objectives through our football development plan which will embrace football for the disabled by offering usage of facilities, improving awareness through advertising within our own web site and local schools partnerships programs. Our short to medium term focus will be:

  1. Establish links / partnerships with local disabled football community;
  2. Establish links with Special Need Units (SNU) with main stream schools;
  3. Provide access for disabled football supporters which is focused on our pending new facilities.

Within the Wiltshire community there are a number of football programmes and clubs that cater football for the disabled they are:

WBTFC Under 16s Ability Counts

The club are looking to start an under 16s Disability team which will compete in the 2013/14 Wiltshire and Dorset Ability Counts League. To that end, starting 11th May 2013 free training sessions will be held on Saturday mornings from 10-11am at Ballards Ash for under 16 football players with a disability. Throughout this season and off-season the team will receive training sessions and hopefully play in some friendly festivals.

To express an interest in joining this new team please download and complete an application form and return it to Jeff Tidy at the address given.

More Information and Contacts

If you would like to know more about football for the disabled please take a look at the PDF document and go to http://www.stfc-fitc.co.uk, or if you wish to seek some advice please use the details below to make contact.

STFC Football in the Community Trust
Adam Greaney (Disability and Twilight Development Coordinator):

Jeff Tidy (Club Development Officer):

Disability football action shots