Everton in the Community is proud to have the largest and most respected disability football programme in the world, with over 10,000 football opportunities for disabled children and adults delivered each year.
Our partners and community coaches have worked with more than 60 schools in the Merseyside area alone. We also provide training to teachers and coaches on the specific area of working and coaching with disabled players, as well as hosting a number of disability awareness events at schools and colleges throughout the North West.
Over the past five years, various funding opportunities have allowed the Everton in the Community to offer free coaching for disabled children in schools across the North West, both during curricular and extra-curricular hours.
We also offer opportunities in community day centres to disabled adults from different regions, as well as disability soccer camps, awareness days and education for coaches and teachers.
A very important part of the programme is to empower disabled people and help them integrate back into mainstream society. This is achieved by offering support, mentoring, qualifications and pathways of employment. Many of the disabled people associated to Everton in the Community have gone into voluntary, part-time or full-time employment within our departments and partner organisations.