WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON OF THE THREE COUNTIES ABILITY COUNTS LEAGUE
REGISTRATION FOR COMPETITION:
All documents relating to team registrtation will be sent to teams during the coming week commencing 17th September. Copies of the relevant documents are avilable on the following links.
Message from League Chair
We are all looking forward to another successeful season for our League. However, we have had particular difficulties in making all the arrangements to run the competition this season due to all 3 County Football Associations recruiting new Disability Development officers and within our committee arranging for a new League Secretary and Treasurer to take on these important roles. This has led to significant delays in releasing the new season details so that teams can register and pay their fees. However, in the next few days (dated 7 Sep 2018) all prospective teams will be receiving an Expression of Interest Form that MUST be returned to the League Secretary by Friday 14 September by email. Formal registration will take place later. The first potential League event will be in October at which we MAY need to organise a round robin tournament to assess the ability of teams that register and place them in the suitable Division. This event is OPTIONAL and will depend on what teams apply. Please keep a close eye on your email and spam folders to ensure you pick up all the League emails in time.
I regret that there have been such delays this season but I am sure all our prospective teams will be able to undertake the necessary steps to join in and enjoy another great season of RESPECT football.
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 2018 - 19 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.