Stalybridge Celtic Blues & Stalybridge Celtic AFG were in action today in the Cheshire FA Ability Counts Cup, which was held at the Cheshire FA HQ in Northwich.
Both teams were placed in the ‘Plate’ Division against teams representing Stockport County FC, Ellesmere Port, Chester FC, Tranmere Rovers and CHCS (Buxton).
The Blues came fifth out of seven teams, with AFG making it to the semi-finals where they beat Ellesmere Port on penalties AET.
They met Stockport County FC in the Final, who have won the plate for the last three years running, and ran out winners on penalties AET again to clinch the Plate… Congratulations AFG!
A big well done to Daniel, Wayne, Sean, Lee, Danny, Chris, Michael, Adam & Stephen who played well for the Blues and an even bigger well done to Nathan, Jamie, Michael, Lee, Nick, Brad, James and Jay who brought the silverware back to Stalybridge 👏👏👏
Thanks to Sean & James from AFG and our superb Driver Ian Hargreaves for a great day!
In Cheshire, Disability Football has one league structure called the Cheshire Ability Counts Football League.
In this league there are divisions providing opportunities for Under 12 and Under 16 teams plus adult male and female teams which are ages 16 and above.
The divisions are run on a round robin basis where teams come together for a fixture date, on a monthly basis. The League fixtures commence in October and run for seven months through to April, with a Cup competition, held at Cheshire FA HQ in Northwich during June.
Our two Adult PAN-Disability teams, play in the Cheshire East Ability Counts League, which is run by the Cheshire FA and Stockport County Community Sports and Education Foundation.
We are pleased to represent our Stalybridge Celtic Disability team on the League Committee, with regular meetings taking place throughout the year at the Cheshire FA, to ensure that high standards are maintained throughout the Ability Counts Leagues in Cheshire.
Monthly Fixtures take place as follows –
Venue: Power League Complex, Craig Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 2AP
Date: Friday (usually the third Tuesday of the Month)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Surface: Floodlit 3G pitch
Results and fixtures can be seen on the FA Full Time Website under Cheshire Ability Counts League.
If you are interested in entering or finding out more about any of the leagues or Disability Football in Cheshire in general, then please contact Dan Landstrom at the Chesire FA on 01606 871166.
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