The Ability Counts Football League (FE) is for players in FE Colleges with disabilities.


This league allows male players regardless of ability, the opportunity to play football at a level that they can enjoy. The league programme is 'pan-disability' and games are small-sided with teams playing 4v4, 5v5, 6v6 or 7v7. 'Flexiblity' is the key word with the playing format tailored to suit the needs of those taking part.


Teams play about 8 or ten 'league' matches across the season at regional and sub-regional events, between October and May. A college from each Regional league will also have the opportunity to represent their region in the National Championships at the University of Bath in March/April


Kick Off at FE

For colleges that are unable to sustain regular competition, 'Kick off at FE' is an initiative whereby a number of events are run each year with the aim to encourage new participants to start playing football fixtures.

Colleges who are then able to form a new team will have the opportunity to join their regional Ability Counts Football league and play regular fixtures as part of a nationally recognised league.

Getting Involved/Events

To enter a team into the Ability Counts Football please contact nickhawkins@bcsport.org at British Colleges Sport.


The 2013/14 competitions will be taking place after the October half term. More information will be available to view nearer the time, so keep an eye on these pages.


All affiliated colleges who would like to attend a regional event must have submitted and have approved their BCS entry form specifically for Ability Counts Football by Nick Hawkins prior to attending an event.