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Under 16s Ability Counts

Ability Counts is our PAN-disability football programme for young people aged 5-16, held every Friday evening at Eccles Sixth Form College.

Under 16s Ability Counts

We are pleased to confirm that Ability Counts will resume on Friday 19th March 2021 in line with government guidelines. 

Under new guidelines, parents/guardians must fill in a consent form below ahead of participation in Ability Counts.

Please email the form to to register your interest.

Project information:

Offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to play or coach with Manchester United, our Ability Counts programme has grown into one of the largest in the Premier League.

Teams focus on players with a sensory, physical and neurological impairment or disability and sign communicators are present at all sessions.

Sessions run weekly on Fridays from 6.30pm – 7.30pm for all abilities, disabilities, girls and boys.

The location is Eccles Sixth Form College, Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9FJ.

There are also a number of opportunities for the team to compete against other teams including the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League. For more information regarding the league please visit:

Please bring shin pads and suitable clothing and footwear for participation on a 3G pitch.

Consent Form 2020/21

Before you attend a session

All parents and carers are asked to complete a Manchester United Foundation consent form before their child attends a Manchester United Foundation session for the first time. 

Click here to download a Manchester United Foundation consent form which must be brought to your first session. 

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Eccles Sixth Form College, Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9FJ

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