Paralympic 7aside Football

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.

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Introduction to 7-a-side football

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 NSW offers a development and elite pathways for those with CP, ABI and stroke related impairments to represent their country for the Pararoos.

Football NSW has a partnership with The Cerebral Palsy Sporting and Recreation Association of New South Wales (CPSARA) to give opportunities to play 7-a-side football. CPSARA offers a variety of sport and recreation activities to cater to people of all age groups with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions. To learn more about CPSARA visit cpsara.org.au

For opportunities to participate or for more information please contact Demelza Howard on demelzah@footballnsw.com.au

 

Football NSW 7-a-side Football Programs and Events

Paralympic 7-a-side Junior Football Program

In partnership with CPSARA and Cerebral Palsy Alliance Football NSW has a Paralympic 7-a-side Junior Football Program starting 2017. The program is for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 with Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury or symptoms resulting from a stroke. The Junior program is coached by the Football NSW Paralympic 7-a-side state team coaches and players including current Pararoos.

When: Saturday – March 11, May 6, July 22, October 29
Time: 10:00am – 12pm
Where: Valentine Sports Park - 235-257 Meurants Lane, Glenwood 2768
Cost: Free
Registrations: Register now...
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2017 National Paralympic 7-a-side Football Championships

The 2017 National Paralympic Football Championships has been running since 2004. The NSW 7-a-side Paralympic team won the 2016 National Championships securing the gold medal. The 2017 Championships will be hosted by Football NSW for a consecutive year.

Date: 26 October – 29 October, 2017
Location: Valentine Sports Park, 235-257 Meurants Lane Glenwood

 

Football NSW 7-a-side Paralympic State Team

Football NSW hosts invitational camps to footballers with cerebral palsy, an acquired brain injury or symptoms resulting to stroke. If you think you may be eligible to play for the FNSW 7-a-side state team, please contact Demelza Howard on (02) 8814 4465 or email demelzah@footballnsw.com.au

 

Paralympic 7-a-side Football Resources

FFA - The Pararoos

Australian Paralympic Committee

Disability Sports Australia – Football 7-a-side

International Federation of CP Football

Classification Information Sheet for 7-a-side Football

 

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