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SUL Player features in FA Cup

Bailey Pack, recently featured and scored in the FA Disability Cup final. 3 min read.

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Students’ Union League (SUL) player, Bailey Pack, recently featured and scored in the FA Disability Cup final, that was featured on BT Sport.

Bailey joined the Entrenadores FC SUL Team last year but featured in the Partially Sighted Cup Final for the North West Scorpions Futsal Club.

Scorpions Futsal Club is a futsal club that was set up originally to engage Partially Sighted Youngsters to give them a pathway from the regional talent centres to playing in the senior national league. The recent cup final is the Scorpions Futsal Club’s third in the competition having won the 2019 final.  

Bailey said: “I got involved in Scorpions from an early age as my dad founded the club back in 2013. For the first few years I was unable to play due to my age but once I turned sixteen, I was able to then progress into playing senior futsal.

Whilst I was unable to play senior team futsal in the national league, I was still playing at a good level as I was captain for the U16's North West regional talent centre playing under current England Partially Sighted Manager Steve Daley. This allowed me to develop to a higher standard of ability which allowed me to comfortably make the transition into playing at a senior level.

Playing for the club for many years now, its allowed me to progress with many of the younger players. I took on the role of player representative a few years ago & I was given the honour of leading out the team in the most recent FA Disability Cup Final.”

Bailey has had the opportunity of playing at St Georges Park (the FA’s national football centre) three times now, providing him with great insight into realising his aspirations and ambition to play at the highest level possible in any format of the game. These experiences have given him a brilliant opportunity and insight into what a professional environment looks like and he believes can only help him while he studies Sport Coaching & Performance here at UCLan.

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