Football For All

Shelbourne FC - Football for All

Football For All Programme: Empowering Individuals, Building Community

At Shelbourne Football Club, our commitment to inclusivity extends far beyond the boundaries of the pitch. Through our Football For All programme, we strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where individuals of all abilities can come together, play football, and build lasting connections.

Led by dedicated coaches and community leaders, the Football For All programme caters to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, ranging across a wide spectrum of capabilities. From individuals with Down Syndrome to those with Autism and other intellectual disabilities, our programme embraces diversity and celebrates the unique talents of each participant.

Embracing Ability over Disability

At the core of our programme lies a philosophy of focusing on ability rather than disability. We recognize and celebrate the talents and strengths that each individual brings to the field, fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and respected for who they are. 

Led by dedicated coaches and community leaders, the Football For All programme caters to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, ranging across a wide spectrum of capabilities. From individuals with Down Syndrome to those with Autism and other intellectual disabilities, our programme embraces diversity and celebrates the unique talents of each participant.

A Team Like No Other

With over 100 players now proudly donning the Shelbourne FC jersey, our Football For All team stands shoulder to shoulder with our senior men’s and women’s teams. Regardless of their background or challenges they may face, every player is treated with the same level of respect and dignity, embodying the true spirit of teamwork and camaraderie. 

A Sense of Pride and Belonging

For our Football For All participants, Shelbourne FC isn’t just a football club—it’s a family. With each training session, match, and stadium tour, participants experience a sense of pride in representing Shelbourne and a deep sense of belonging within our community. They are not just players; they are valued members of the Shelbourne FC family. 

Looking to the Future

As we look ahead, we remain committed to expanding and enhancing our Football For All programme, ensuring that even more individuals have the opportunity to experience the joy of football and the sense of belonging that comes with being part of the Shelbourne FC community. Together, we will continue to break down barriers, foster inclusivity, and build a brighter future for all. 

Join us at Shelbourne Football Club, where everyone is welcome, and every player has a place on the pitch. Together, we can make a difference—one goal, one game, and one community at a time. 

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