Disability Development- Everton in the Community
Everton in the Community works tirelessly with disabled people by providing both curriculum and after school provision for up to 50 special schools in the city.
Funded by both the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association, the Club’s official charity is proud to have the largest and most respected disability football programme in the world, with dozens of football opportunities for disabled children and adults delivered each year and engages in excess of 200 adults per week.
The programme also offers competitive opportunities for 13 pan-disability and specific impairment teams for children and adults that are available to both males and females. Resulting from this, over 40 players have been selected to represent their country.
Disability Development manager Steve Johnson, who World Amputee Footballer of the year in 1999, was inducted into the Football ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2008 for his services to amputee football.
The programme received new funding from the PLPFA and Children in Need from September 2014.