Last updated : Monday, 20 May 2024

Devon Ability Counts League

The Devon Ability Counts League is an amateur football league for players with disabilities in Devon, England. The league was founded in 2016 and currently has teams in the following divisions:

  • Premiership
  • Division 1
  • Division 2
  • Intermediate
  • Ladies Premiership

The league caters for all levels of ability, from beginner to experienced. Fixtures are held approximately once every six weeks during the season, with teams from across Devon playing several matches during the day at each event.

History

Devon Ability Counts League action

The Devon Ability Counts League was founded in 2016 by a group of volunteers who wanted to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to play football. The league was initially funded by the Devon Football Association and Variety, the Children's Charity.

The league has grown rapidly since its inception, and now has over 50 teams participating. In 2022, the league was sponsored by Tulip Ltd, a local company that specializes in window and door installation.

Benefits of Playing Football Devon Ability Counts League match

There are many benefits to playing football for people with disabilities. Football can help to improve physical fitness, coordination, and balance. It can also help to improve social skills, self-confidence, and mental health.

A study by the University of Exeter found that people with disabilities who played football reported feeling happier and more confident than those who did not play football. The study also found that football helped to improve participants' physical fitness and coordination.

How to Get Involved

Devon Ability Counts League teams

If you are interested in getting involved in the Devon Ability Counts League, you can contact the league secretary at devonabilitycountsleague@gmail.com. You can also find more information about the league on the Devon FA website.

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