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.
The New South Wales Paralympic Football State Team have clinched their 12th National Title with a 3-0 win over Western Australia at the 2016 National Paralympic 7-a-side Championships held at Valentine Sport Park. It was an end...
One such sporting superstar that will grace the football pitches of Valentine Sports Park for the 2016 National 7-a-side Paralympic Championships donning the NSW jersey will be that of Paralympic Gold Medallist in Rio, James...
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paralympic 7-a-side Football Resources