Who is this useful for?

Education professionals
Parents and caregivers
People with complex disabilities

Date of publication
February 2022
Created by
Sense UK
The National Lottery and Sport England

A toolkit and set of videos designed to make football activities accessible to people with complex disabilities.

This resource includes a toolkit and instructional videos designed for those who are supporting people with complex disabilities to be active, including football coaches, care workers, teachers or family members.

A short explanatory video about Sensory Football

Participating in sports such as football brings many benefits, including:

  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Making new friends
  • Gaining confidence
  • Improved ability to carry out every day tasks

Sensory football has been developed by Sense to make the game more accessible by breaking the sport down into engaging and meaningful chunks of activity. This enables people with complex disabilities to experience the benefits that football can provide, as well as many more.

A video about helping participants in Sensory Football to familiarise themselves with their surroundings

Here is a full list of available videos in the ‘Sensory Football’ series:

  1. Warm-up: Map the space
  2. Warm-up: Explore the equipment
  3. Warm-up: Encouraging movement and interaction
  4. Tackle: Physical contact
  5. Tackle: Resistance band
  6. Pass: Grip and release
  7. Pass: Transfer
  8. Goal scoring

Key words: sport; exercise; physical; sensory


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