The Cumberland Ability Counts League


Making Football For All in Cumberland

get involved and play football, whatever your ability level.

There are now more opportunities in Cumberland than ever to play football if you have a disability!

Cumberland FA believe in flexible, inclusive and accessible playing opportunities for everyone, and are committed to delivering a range of opportunities for players with a disability to access  football at various levels across the county.


Get in Touch

Cumberland FA

 Tel: 01900 511800

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

The Cumberland Ability Counts League
Since 2011

Ability Counts League

Ability Counts League Teams (Age 16+) for players with a disability who want to play regular football.

Fixtures are held once a month during the season (March – October), with teams from across the County taking part at a central venue location.

The League aims to provide a positive experience and opportunities into the disability player pathway.


 Eligibility Criteria



 View the map to find your local team. All Football clubs in Cumberland who offer bespoke Disability Football opportunities are included.

 If you 're aware of a Team not shown please let us know by emailing

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Age 6 - 16

Junior Pan Disability 

There are sessions for children aged 6 - 16 years across Cumberland.

Sessions take place in:

Carlisle - Penrith - Whitehaven - Workington

Download the Flyer for the contact details and get your child involved today! 


Carlisle Reivers Blind Football

Blind Football Cumberland

Session's will take place in one of the ‘pens’ at Harraby 3G, Carlisle from 1 – 3pm on the following dates:

- Sunday 27th February
- Sunday 27th March
- Sunday 24th April
- Sunday 22nd May
- Sunday 26th June

Thanks to the funding secured, the above sessions will be FREE to participants. 

Anyone interested in attending the sessions, please contact Paul Allen (Carlisle Reivers) on 07974149804 or e-mail

Powerchair Football

Contact Ray McBride: 

Cerebral Palsy Football – CP United

Location: Harraby Leisure Centre
Time: 1 -2pm Sundays (Once a Month)


The Healthy U Exercise On Referral Scheme Is Delivered By Botcherby Community Centre, Carlisle

The NEW scheme provides a positive introduction to being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the long term. 

To begin this journey, speak to your GP or Healthcare Professional who may refer you to the programme. You can also 'self-refer'.

If you have any queries, please contact Paul Jennings

Tel: 01228 596992

Download the Information Flyer

Download the Healthy U Timetable

Download the Referral Form

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 Walking Football (DEMENTIA FRIENDLY)

Every Friday afternoon 2:30 – 4:00pm (One hour football activity followed by cup of coffee or tea)

Individuals can access this session as a standalone session (price per person £3 per session).

The Walking Football activity also forms part of the Healthy U exercise on referral scheme.


disabled children and adults at risk

The Ann Craft Trust have host of resources available to assist in achieving best practice in safeguarding disabled children and adults at risk.

Inclusion in Cumberland

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