The Irish amputee team will train at Cahir Park AFC's all-weather facility on Saturday, 4th August. The public are invited to come along and see them in action.
On Saturday week, August 4th the Irish International Amputee Squad will train at Cahir Park AFC’s All Weather Pitch from 10 am until 4 pm.
An invitation is extended to the general public to come along and view the great work being done and admire the skills of the squad who are in serious training for an upcoming soccer tournament.
The skills levels of the players is of a very high standard and they put is great efforts to reach the high level of skills required to compete internationally.
Some of this group played at half time in the recent international friendly between Ireland and USA at the Aviva Stadium.
The aims of the Irish Amputee Football Association are:
• To develop a National Irish Amputee Football league
• To promote and develop the sport of Amputee Football in Ireland
• To help towards the further development of persons interested in Amputee Football across Ireland
The IAFA operate under the FAI's Football For All programme and will provide any person with an amputation, congenital deficiency, or other limb affecting disorder with the opportunity to access Amputee Football at grassroots, club and national level.
Training sessions are open to both male and female amputees of all ages.
The IAFA are members of the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) and founding members of the European Amputee Football Federation (EAFF) and compete Internationally.
The National League has been a huge step forward in the development of amputee football in Ireland and has seen more amputees playing the sport in this country than ever before. This increase in player base will undoubtedly have a hugely positive impact on our International team.