United host amputees

Sheffield United’s academy is to host a World Cup selection day for amputee footballers.

The Northern League for Amputee Footballers will face their southern counterparts on Sunday, August 12, at the Blades’ indoor facilities on Firshill Crescent, Shirecliffe.

It offers experienced players the chance to stake a claim to play for England in October’s World Cup in Russia. There will also be sessions to introduce beginners to the world of amputee football.

Players of all abilities and ages will be encouraged to turn up on the day and join in the action.

For more information contact Chris Bly, senior football development officer at Sheffield and Hallamshire FA; email christopher.bly@sheffieldfa.com or phone 0114 241 4992.