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WA Paralympic 7-a-side Football Development Program and State Team

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Football (7-a-side) has been officially part of the Paralympic games since the 1984 New York Paralympic Games. The sport is for athletes with Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) and players with stroke related impairments. This football format is coordinated under the International Federation of Associated Football (FIFA) rules with slight modifications.

Football West’s 7-a-side paralympic pathway delivers opportunities for male and female participants to:

  • set their own goals.
  • advance skills, ability and fitness.
  • join socially.
  • work towards selection for the WA State team, and
  • join a growing number of Western Australians selected to represent Australia on the world stage in the ‘Pararoos’.

New participants are welcome and need to bring playing boots or sports shoes, shin pads, drink and comfortable sports clothes.

Football West recognises Rebound WA as a supporter of the paralympic pathway as advocate and fundraising organisation.

 

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Resources and Related Information:

2017 Program Calendar

General information on  WA’s All-Abilities Access and Inclusion

Explanation of Paralympic Football

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Australian Paralympic Committee Football Information

Paralympic 7-a-side Football Classification Information

Australia’s National Team, the Pararoos.