As we head in to March 2022, Portsmouth Amputee FC currently sit top of the Irwin Mitchell English Amputee FA Premiership, four points clear of previous league winners Manchester City.
The EAFA IM Amputee League is run in association with Premier League and EFL League Community Clubs & Foundations. Anyone with an amputation, limb deficiency or other qualifying disability can find fun and competitive football in a national league and cup competitions. Due to COVID, the league hosts monthly fixtures at the home of amputee football at Reaseheath College in Nantwich across the calendar season. Fixtures are played between all Premiership sides, which include Portsmouth, Manchester City, Everton and 2021 FA Disability Cup winners Peterborough.
Portsmouth have drawn Everton in the EAFA League Cup Semi Final, which is due to be played next month.
Everton 1-3 Portsmouth
Manchester City 3-2 Portsmouth
Portsmouth 2-2 Peterborough
November 2021 Matchday 2
Peterborough 1-1 Portsmouth
Portsmouth 3-0 Everton
December 2021 Matchday 3
Portsmouth 4-1 Peterborough United
Portsmouth 2-2 Manchester City
February 2022 Matchday 4
Portsmouth 1- 2 Manchester City
Portsmouth 2-1 Peterborough United
Everton 0-3 Portsmouth
Kirk Hughes, Portsmouth Amputee FC Player said, ‘The boys are showing great teamwork and we are getting some excellent results in a hard fought league. We’ve been unlucky with some results, but if we keep playing the way we are, hopefully we’ll show how well we play as a team and remain top of the league.’
Portsmouth & England player Ray Westbrook, commented about the team’s ambitions, ‘The lads have all stepped it up a gear from last season, feeling fitter and finding themselves in control of games more often. We still have 6 fixtures remaining and the final playoff day, we need to keep our focus and I’m sure Portsmouth Amps FC will follow up with the goods to be crowned champions this season!!!! PUP!’
Anyone with an amputation, limb deficiency or cerebral palsy aged 14+ can attend our free Every Player Counts Football sessions which take place every Tuesday from 7pm- 8pm at Mountbatten Centre 3G, PO2 9AD. Please contact [email protected] or 02392 728899 to register your interest or find out more.