Disability Football At PNE
Preston North End Community and Education Trust cater for disabled people in football with a wide variety of sessions in Preston.
At the beginning of 2020, the Trust launched the Every Player Counts programme, an EFL Trust initiative, in conjunction with the Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre.
Every Player Counts aims to increase the participation levels of disabled people in football with PAN-disability sessions provided for both children (four to 16-years-old) and adults (17-years-old and over).
Through the Every Player Counts partnership, the Trust is able to direct players with routes into competitive football, should they wish to pursue it.
The Trust also run an after school sports club for children at Sir Tom Finney High School once a week.
Find details of Every Player Counts sessions further down the page.
PNECET also operate a partnership with Preston's College students. They compete in regional cup and league competitions, as well as in Lancashire FA’s Disability College Enrichment League against fellow regional EFL Trust sides and other local colleges. You can follow the league's progress here.
Students aged 16 to 18-years-old from Preston's College are trained by coaches from PNE Community and Education Trust every week before going out and competing as Preston North End in their cup and league tournament formats.
The Trust also run a weekly football and multi-skills session for male and female patients at the medium mental health secure hospital Guild Lodge with sessions forming part of their occupational therapy timetable. Click here for more information.
There are a number of free football sessions provided in Preston each week under the PL Kicks programme which are also welcoming of all disability players.
Every Player Counts Sessions
Adult disability session: Every Friday, 7pm until 8pm.
PNE Community Training Centre, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3TX.
Free to attend; 17-year-olds and over.
Young disability session: Every Saturday, 10am until 11am.
UCLan Sports Arena, Tom Benson Way, Lea, Preston, PR2 1SG.
Free to attend; four to 16-year-olds.
*Both sessions are run in conjunction with the Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre.
Please note that the Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre also run an adults a session every Friday in the hour before the PNECET session, from 6pm until 7pm which is also free to attend with all players welcome to join, however this session is not staffed by PNECET.