NEW SEASON TEAM RECRUITMENT
Three Counties Ability Counts League Annual General Meeting Sunday 3 September 2017, at Ludlow Town FC. All teams should have at least one Team official attend.
The League Committee is in the process of finalising the plans for the series of TOURNAMENTS for the 2017 -18 Football Season. We need to know how many teams we can expect to take part in our excellent competition so that we can plan fixtures and calculate our working budget to pay for venues and match arrangements. All previously registered teams and any new applicant teams MUST complete an Expression of Interest form available at THIS LINK. We request that every Team Secretary makes every effort to return the form by email to email@example.com by Sunday 20 August 2017. The Expression of Interest form also has details of planned fixture dates and important information regarding team affiliation to their parent County FA.
IMPORTANT: Your League is facing a major crisis in recruiting new and committed volunteers to run all our management and football delivery posts. Potential volunteers who may wish to take up some of the roles needed to run our League and ensure its future please click this link and read through our recruitment offer. We promise to make all new volunteers feel welcome and we WILL NOT overload anyone with too much of a drain on their free time. All our roles are relatively low impact and tasks will be evenly shared. In fact, the more volunteers we attract, the easier everyone's job will become. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LEAGUE!
Since 1999 the Football Association has had an Ability Counts programme in place to enhance the opportunities for players with a disability to get closer to the mainstream game that we all love. Over the last decade this initiative has developed from grass roots clubs to form regional leagues and since 2011 moved to the formation of County Leagues. In Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, the rural nature of these counties has made it quite a task to attract sufficient numbers of players to form enough teams to justify league structures. However, despite these difficulties, the Three Counties Disability League was formed to maximise both the numbers available to join teams and the opportunities to play in safe, competitive matches.
The league currently meets, in tournament style, six times per season. The venues we play at rotate through the Three Counties, with each county hosting 2 tournaments. The League has a core of 8 teams from the region and is actively seeking out more players and volunteers to expand on the huge efforts that all our participants have contributed to date.
NEXT COMPETITION WILL BE 2017 - 18 SEASON
If you think you would like to part of the Three Counties League, or simply would like to take part as a player or volunteer with any of our teams, then please contact any of the League Officials listed on our about page. If you are not sure then please come along to one of our tournaments the dates of which are listed on the right during the football season.