What do we do?

The formation of Ability Counts was one of the key objectives of the FA’s strategy for developing football for disabled people and we are fully committed to supporting any player disabled or non disabled or those who suffer from any type or degree of mental health and there are a number of ways that players can enjoy football with us, whether it is just turn up and play, participating in regular, structured, fun professional training sessions or joining our registered players and compete in leagues and various tournaments nationwide against other players with the same disabilities/impairments. Our sessions aim to increase confidence, self-belief, physical fitness and health and well-being, we also offer the chance for any players any age to follow their own development pathway.

Who are we?

  • We are a Charter Standard club that believes in equality.
  • In 2017 we achieved Special Olympics accrediation
  • We are a club for any beginner, disabled or non-disabled who wants to learn how to play football, focusing on player development.
  • We are affiliated with the Sheffield & Hallamshire county FA.
  • We are registered with the South Yorkshire Ability Counts League for adult players
  • We are registered with the Sheffield & District Junior Football League Ability Counts Division for junior players.
  • You can view our Club Constitution by clicking here.

Leagues & Tournaments We Compete in

Adult Male Ability Counts League Football 5 & 7 a side
The South Yorkshire Ability Counts League is an adult Pan-Disability league and runs five divisions: 7 a side Premiership, Championship and League 1 and 5 a side Premiership and Championship. Each division being based on players ability level. Fixtures take place approximately once per month.

Adult Mixed Ability Counts Football Tournaments 5, 7 & 11 a side
These teams compete in fun 5, 7 & 11 a side tournaments nationwide throughout the summer and are a chance for the women and girls to join forces with the males to play competitive football.

Adult Male Good Mood League Football 5, 7 & 11 a side
These teams compete in fun 5 & 7 a side tournaments nationwide and The South Yorkshire Ability Counts League offers an 11 a side option. Again, these take place approximately once per month

Junior Mixed Ability Counts League Football 7 a side
The Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football league host the junior disability fixtures. Which are split in to two categories Under 12’s and Under 16’s. Again, these take place once per month.