6 months ago
By Malcolm Boyes
Crowborough Athletic FC are pleased to pledge support for the SDFL and hope as many people as possible help support and promote the league.
About the SDFL.
The League was originally set up by Sussex County FA in 2009 to offer competitive football at a central venue for both adult and youth teams (male and female). All matches are small-sided and played on an artificial 3G surface to ensure the league is accessibility. In 2012 the League became independent to take advantage of further funding and commercial opportunities and to expand and develop the League further. A committee was set up with 8 Officers who met regularly to discuss league matters and ideas including running a more prestigious end of season event which in 2014 attracted Sir Trevor Brooking as a guest speaker.
In 2016/17 season having out grown our home of Hassocks Sports Centre the League negotiated a deal with Sussex County FA to move the leagues fixtures to the 3G Stadium Pitch at Culver Road, Lancing, BN15 9AX. This is a great facility, players have a top quality all-weather pitch to use and spectators have an outdoor food area and an indoor bar to keep warm. Fixtures are played monthly between September and June.
As the 2017-18 season has progressed we have seen a growth in both Adult and Youth Football and welcome new players, spectators and supporters.
All matches are officiated by fully qualified referees who are appointed by the League. All referees involved with the league continually update their skills and knowledge in Refereeing Disability Football.
If you’d like to find out more about the league or are interested in setting up a team please get in touch, our website address is http://www.sussexdisabilityfootball.org.uk/.
Our fixture list for the 2017/18 season is included herewith for information purposes, as well as the pledge made by Crowborough Athletic FC in support of the SDFL and disability football in general.
If you would like more information about disability football opportunities within Sussex then please contact the Sussex County FA.
Updated 15:35 - 6 Apr 2018 by Malcolm Boyes