GREAT BRITAIN AMPUTEE FOOTBALL
As part of EAFA's commitment to providing all levels of amputee football, the EAFA charity has run Great Britain Amputee Football (GBAF) since 2006.
GBAF results: Euro Champs: 2nd in Volgograd, 2006 & 3rd in Antalya, 2008. Takeda Cup Winners 2010. World Champs : 7th Crespo, 2010. 5th Kaliningrad 2012. Poland Amputee Football Invitational Cup 2012/13 winners. Paddy Power Cup Winners 2013.
Great Britain Amputee Football win both the Paddy Power Cup & Poland Invitational 'Ampfutbol Cup' in summer 2013.
2013: GBAF DEVELOPMENT SQUAD TOUR TO IRELAND, 01-03 MARCH:
GBAF sent a development squad to Ireland over the first weekend in March with a view to completing the pathway from grassroots (regional sessions) through to the GBAF first team.
The team consisted of players currently showing promise in the EAFA League meetings. They put in a lot of hardwork with 2 training sessions & 2 games over the weekend. The results weren't of great importance but they still managed a 3-0 win in the first game & a tricky 1-1 draw in the second.
GBAF Development team: Marheineke (GK), Catchpole, Willmott, Masters (c), Wyatt, Jarvis, Tregaskiss, Elsegood.
Our thanks go out the Irish Amputee Football Association for providing a great facility and being fantastic opponents.
2012: WAFF WORLD CUP, KALININGRAD, RUSSIA. 05 OCT - 15 OCT:
GBAF participated in the WAFF World Cup in October 2012. Playing 6 games, the squad worked hard to achieve an improvement on the previous World Ranking, Game results & write ups can be found on the News page of the site.
GBAF SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP 2012:
GK's: Welcome, Weston.
Outfield: Jordan(c), Heald, Tweed, Elsegood, Willmott, Chambers, Westbrook, Wolfenden, Gibson, Tregaskiss.
(Coach: Wild, Johson - Medical: Wilkin, Hartley).
2012: Poland tournament:
GBAF WILL BE ATTENDING THE AMP FUTBOL CUP TO BE HELD BY THE POLISH AMPUTEE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OVER THE WEEKEND OF THE 8&9TH SEPTEMBER.
GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AGAINST THE HOST NATIONS 'A' & 'B' TEAMS AS WELL AS IRELAND & UKRAINE.
2012: World Cup News: October 2012, Kaliningrad.
EAFA has learnt that Russia has been awarded the right to host the WAFF 2012 World Cup in the Baltic city of Kaliningrad from the 6th - 15th October.
Russia, Argentina, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Liberia, Brazil, El Salvador, Japan, Iran, Poland & Great Britain.
EAFA will be supporting the GBAF squads efforts in the run up to the WC2012 & we are happy to announce that the squad will travel to Poland to compete in a warm up tournament playing games against the hosts, Poland, as well as Germany & Ireland.
GBAF WC2012 SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Welcome, Weston (Res: Marheineke).
Outfield: Heald, Jordan, Elsegood, Willmott, Tweed, Westbrook, Chambers, Tregaskiss, Wolfenden, Gibson, Catchpole (Poland only), (Res: Wyatt, Masters).
The squad will be making every effort to raise the necessary funds to attend the events. If you would like to show your support & sponsor the team or a player, please donate at our everyclick online site or email the EAFA FDO for further details. Thanks.
2012: GBAF to play in EAFA 4 Nations Invitational Tournament.
GBAF 4 Nations Squads: to play Ireland, Poland & Germany.
Gk's: Welcome, Weston.
Outfield: Willmott, Jarvis, McGuire, Jordan, Heald, Tregaskiss, Westbrook, Chambers, Morgan, Wyatt.
(Coach: Temple, Wild, Johnson)
Gk's: Brade, Weston.
Outfield: Kelly, Mulvey, Jordan, Dobson, Gibson, Johnson, Tweed, Stafford, Catchpole, Amarkhill.
(Coach: Temple, Wild)
Squads are subject to confirmation of players availability.
Thanks to Wigan Borough Cultural Partnership, Leigh Sports Village, Sport4Life, Interaction PR, the Park Inn & ABC Coaches, who are all helping to make the event happen.
EAFA 4 NATIONS Promotional poster can be downloaded from here: EAFA4N pic
2011: GBAF Squad Training days are scheduled for October & November in the run up to the potential IWAS games in Sharjah in December. Squads will be chosen and players notified on their inclusion via email.
SQUAD NEWS - GHANA v GBAF cancelled: Veterans v Development Squad games play Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th July.
GBAF Veterans squad: July 2011.
GK's: Brade, Welcome.
Outfield: Kelly, Gibson, Mulvey, Dobson, Stafford, Johnson, Morgan, Wyatt, Wolfenden, Catchpole, Findlay.
(Coach: Tweed / Wild)
GBAF Development Squad: July 2011.
GK's: Weston, Minns.
Outfield: Jordan, Tregaskiss, Chambers, Heald, Westbrook, Wilmott, McGuire, Mitchell, Houghton, Bates, Jarvis, Durrant, Webster.
(Coach: Tweed / Temple / Wild)
Great Britain Amputee Football finished a commendable 7th in the WAFF World Cup 2010, held in the City of Crespo, Argentina in October. The squad had a very difficult lead up to the tournament only confirming their attendance at the latest possible moment due to funding difficulties, and then the team found themselves in the trickier side of the draw. Once through the first group stage GBAF had to face the top three teams in the world in 3 successive days! With a reduced preparation time it was never going to be an easy task. Ultimately the squad managed to pick themselves up and finish on a high beating the Ukraine in the 7th /8th play off 2-0.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals had a large part in ensuring the teams participation in Argentina and also hosted a friendly earlier in the year in Manchester. The next World Championships is to be in Japan in 2012, and we hope that the company can continue its association with EAFA & GBAF in the run up to the event, that will be hosted on their home soil.
A big thank you to all individuals and organisations that have donated already to allow the team to get this far. Please visit our Everyclick online donation site to help us achieve our future goals.
GBAF hosted the French Amputee National Team over the weekend of 05 & 06 June 2010 in Manchester to compete for the Takeda Cup. The games were held at Woodley Sports Stadium, Stockport. GBAF won both games and lifted the cup. See News page for results.
GBAF Squad for WAFF World Cup 2010, Crespo. Argentina 17th - 27th October 2010:
Gk's: Welcome, Mitchell A, Brade
Outfield: Kelly, Jordan, Heald, Dobson, Chambers, Houghton, Mitchell D, Morgan, Westbrook, Gibson, Findlay, Tweed, Mulvey.
GBAF with 5 goal hero & Takeda Man of the Match - Mickey Chambers
EAFA will once again be helping to raise awareness & funds. We wish the team all the best and we will publish the fixtures when we have the dates.
Click here to see the Guardian newspaper's 'Behind the Scenes' video feature on the team from 29oct2009.