THE York-based North East & Yorkshire Disability Football Club are heading down to St George's Park to compete in the FA Disability Cup final.

On Saturday, June 16, the Cerebral Palsy Football League Northern Conference championship-winning team will meet Southern Conference champions Chelsea Blues.

The pair are also contesting the National CP Finals in Nottingham tomorrow alongside six other teams, with the York club hoping it will be third time lucky after being losing finalists two years running.

Now in its third year, the Disability Cup Finals is the FA's showpiece weekend featuring sides from impairment-specific organisations including amputee, blind, deaf, partially-sighted and powerchair teams.

This Northern Conference title is the second the Minster city team has lifted, and they did it by winning seven of their 12 fixtures with only two defeats. Their first title came in the 2011/12 season with current manager Simon Keaney in the team.

The club is a regional centre for gifted and talented players with cerebral palsy and is a pathway to national squads - Joe McKechnie, for example, has turned out in an England shirt before.

It was founded in 2010, at the same time as the Cerebral Palsy League, under the name North East & Yorkshire Disability Football Club. They were known briefly as Copmanthorpe before changing their name back two years ago.

The club, which has a senior and a junior section, now trains at York Sport Village and provides opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions from the North East and Yorkshire catchment area to participate in impairment-specific football.

Manager Keaney said the club provides "a fantastic opportunity that's not very well-known". Anyone looking to find out more can visit or contact the team directly via the Twitter handle @NEYorksCP.