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Ability Counts participants going head to head on a 3g pitch

Over 16s Ability Counts

Ability Counts is our PAN-disability football programme for people over the age of 16, held on Friday evenings at The Cliff Training Ground.

Coronavirus update below:


Over 16s Ability Counts

Coronavirus update:

Following the Government advice for people to avoid mass social contact and gathering where possible and the FA’s announcement to confirm the postponement of grassroots football in England, Manchester United Foundation has made the decision to postpone all community projects with immediate effect. This includes the Girls' Regional Talent Club, girls' futsal, Street Reds, Powerchair and Ability Counts.

Throughout this period, we have taken advice from Manchester United Football Club and the Government with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all, and feel it is no longer suitable to continue with the community sessions during this time.

We will communicate further plans in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Project info:

Like the younger sessions, this programme offers people with disabilities the opportunity to play or coach with Manchester United, focuses on players with a sensory, physical and neurological impairment or disability.

Sign communicators are also present at all sessions.

Sessions run weekly on a Friday from 8.00 – 9.00pm for all abilities and disabilities.

There are also a number of opportunities for the team to compete against other teams including the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League, which recently won the Greater Manchester Mayor's Award 2018.

For more information regarding the league:

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

Consent Form 2018/19

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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The Cliff Training Ground, 413 Lower Broughton Rd, Salford M7 2HU

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