A friendly match between the Common Goal North team and the WA Paralympic Football Squad will take place today, coinciding with International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) has launched a #WePlayTogether campaign which encourages organisations and individuals to share a picture on social media that represents the “power of sport to promote peace, unity and inclusion”.
The event will be held at Fragrant Gardens Reserve in Mirrabooka from 4:30pm to 6:45pm.
The Paralympic State Squad will receive exposure to regular 7-a-side play against varying skill levels to develop player and team performance.
The Common Goal North program combines training, matches and expeditions to give participants a variety of sports experiences.
The match will be played with 7-a-side paralympic rules and will be overseen by Common Goal Program organisers, Edmund Rice Centre, WA Police and Football West.
Gordon Duus, Football West Inclusive Participation Officer, said the match will be a valuable experience.
“What better way to showcase inclusivity, peace and harmony in sport than a game between a community program like Common Goal and WA Paralympic Squad,” he said.
“While we expect both teams to make every effort to win, we also expect the spirit of the game to shine through and make it a memorable experience for the players, spectators and special guests.”