The National Football Museum has placed the inaugural 2023 Amputee Nations League Trophy on display, celebrating our England Men’s triumph last June. It can be found on the ground floor of the museum as part of the England Story area.
On route to claiming our first piece of silverware in over 30 years, Scott Rogers’ side dispatched host nation Poland, Spain, and reigning world and European champions Turkey on their way to lifting the trophy. A Turkish team that hadn’t lost in open play since 2014.
Rogers said: “One of our big remits is trying to raise the profile of the game and that’s what we’re trying to do all the time. Winning tournaments like this will help us to do that.
“I remember standing back when we lifted the (Nations League) trophy and just watched the lads and thought, many of them didn’t think they would ever play football again let alone represent their country and lift a major trophy."
"Having the National Football Museum display our trophy will only add to the profile and awareness we try to build for amputee football in England and the world,” added the head coach.
CEO of the museum, Tim Desmond said: “At the National Football Museum we strive for equity and inclusion in football and to champion football in all its forms. We are delighted to showcase the Amputee Nations League Trophy at the museum to enable conversations with our visitors around the sport and profile the success of the England amputee team.”
Midfielder Jamie Tregaskiss said: “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Even though I’ve lost my leg, I’ve reached my goal of representing my country, travelling around the world playing football and in big tournaments.”
Meanwhile, despite being ranked as the number one amputee team in Europe, we face the devastation of not being able to compete. Likewise, we’re currently on a mission to raise £30,000 to allow us on the plane to France.
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