The Mersea Island Festival has been an annual event each August at Essex Outdoors Mersea. The Festival aims to bring together young people with or without a physical or learning disability. The camps are ideal for Inclusive clubs, Phab and Gateway clubs, Youth Groups and families with disabled young people. They provide an opportunity to try out new activities, make new friends and have loads of fun!!!
Gifted and Talented Footballers aged from 10 to 16 years of age, who fall into the impairment groups, Learning disability, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee, Deaf, Blind or Partially Sighted are invited to attend trials for the Player Development Centre. The PDC allows talented players the chance to be placed in a technical programme designed to produce football excellence and the opportunity to progress through the talent pathway. The Player Development Centre is delivered in partnership with Notts County Football in the Community as part of the on-going disability football partnership. Training takes place on a fortnightly basis at Power League, Lenton Lane, Nottingham.