Inaugural County Disability Cup Final

A panoramic team photo of Grimsby Town Ability Counts FC, with players in red or black and white striped jerseys, posing confidently against a football themed backdrop.

Tomorrow, Sleaford’s MKM Stadium will play host to the final day of the Lincolnshire FA’s inaugural County Disability Cup, with Grimsby Town Disability Counts team being one of the teams that may lift the first ever trophy.

The disability cup was launched at the start of the 2023/24 season as a way to get more exposure for the disability pathway in the county and to offer clubs another competition to enter.

Grimsby Town Disability Counts team coach and Lincolnshire FA disability ambassador Jason Land couldn’t be happier that there is now a county cup in the disability pathway.

“They asked some of us how we felt about doing a county cup for disability teams and it’s been really good this season,” said Land. “It’s certainly been different as it’s been 6-a-side, rather than the usual 5-a-side that we play. We’ve also played some teams that don’t play in our league in Lincolnshire.”

“It’s amazing to be a part of the first ever disability county cup and to be in for a chance to win it too.”

When asked how the players are feeling about the final day, Land said,” It’s a mixture of excitement and overwhelm, because it’s something a bit different, there’s that bit of apprehension and because it’s at a stadium, that’s something very special. It’s getting built up for them, but that’s my job to manage their expectation levels and keep them grounded.”

“It’s about the participation and the little bit of history we’re involved in and it’s important for the players to understand that. It’s also great for them to see that disability football is going to get bigger and there’s going to be more exposure.”

The final is taking place from 7-9:30pm and the prices are Adults £3 and Concession (65+/U18)) £2

To purchase tickets in advance via the Lincolnshire FA’s website, click here.

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