Nantwich Disability Football Teams to Play Against England Amputee Team

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Nantwich Town Wolves (visually impaired) and Nantwich Town PAN (adult pan-disability team) are playing friendly matches against the England Amputee Football Association on Sunday 28th August 2022. 

England Amputee Football Association banner at The Complex at Reaseheath College (photograph: Jonathan White)

The matches will take place at The Complex at Reaseheath College, off Main Road, on a 4G synthetic surface pitch. 

Nantwich Town Wolves vs England kicks off at 11am and Nantwich Town PAN vs England kicks off at 12:30pm. Both games will be 50 minutes long and it is free entry for spectators.

Aerial view of the 4G synthetic surface pitch at The Complex at Reaseheath College (photograph: Jonathan White)

The matches will be used by Nantwich Town Wolves and Nantwich Town PAN for match fitness and sharpness for their season ahead in the Partially Sighted Football League and Ability Counts Football League respectively.

England Amputee Football Association’s aim is to provide all amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with restricted use of limbs, with the opportunity to play football locally, nationally and internationally.

Craig Acton, Nantwich Town Disability Football, said: “As a manager of these teams I am proud to see my players trying so hard in training in preparation for these games and look forward to fielding the teams. As a player I am excited to play an England team preparing for the 2022 Amputee Football World Cup and look forward to the challenge of playing against some truly talented players and trying to slot a couple of goals past a potential World Cup winning team.”

Nantwich Town Disability Football are also hosting a PAN disability football tournament on the Applewood Arena 3G synthetic surface pitch at Nantwich Town Football Club on Saturday 13th August 2022 (kick-off 12:30pm). The tournament will showcase local disability football and will be followed by an exhibition game of visually impaired players versus sighted players. There will be ten teams in the tournament: four teams from Nantwich (two PAN-disability teams and two visually-impaired teams) and six teams that have been invited by the organisers to provide a wide representation of disability football. Spectators welcome to this free event.

For further information relating to Nantwich Town Disability Football, please phone Craig Acton: 07791214269, email: nantwichtownwolvesvifc@gmail.com , or visit: Facebook or Twitter.