2011 National Paralympic 7-A-Side Football Championships

Date posted: 
17 January 2011

CPASRF and Football Federation South Australia are pleased to announce that the 2011 National Paralympic 7-A-Side Football Championships will be held in South Australia from Tuesday 12th April to Friday 15th April 2011.  This is the first time that the tournament will be held in South Australia.

 

FFSA Game Development Manager John Mundy said that "Football Federation SA is extremely pleased to be hosting such a wonderful tournament. It is always exciting to host an event that showcases the best in Australia and the Paralympics 7 a-side National Championships is one such event. We look forward to delivering a high quality tournament in April."

 

SA Paralympics Head Coach Jonathan Ruse is equally as excited and says that "Hosting the tournament in South Australia will provide a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the sport throughout the State. I'm sure there are many people with Cerebral Palsy or Acquired Brain injury in South Australia who are not aware that a 7 A-Side Football program is available and the exciting possibilities to represent their State or even country. Such as local player Thomas Goodman who recently travelled to Scotland in August to play for Australia. We are keen to get the word out as much as we can to interested players, regardless of their ability or experience to join the program."

 

The Venue is at Barrett Reserve, Adelaide Shores, West Beach.

 

Information will soon be available on the Football Federation South Australia website which is www.ffsa.com.au

 

For further information contacts are:

 

 

New South Wales          CPSARA                                                           [email protected]           0412 224 952 AH

 

Queensland                   QLD Sporting Wheelies                                     [email protected]          07 3253 3333 BH

 

South Australia              Football Federation South Australia                    [email protected]                     08 8354 1003 BH

 

Victoria/Tasmania          Wheelchair Sports Victoria                                 [email protected]                               03 9473 0133 BH

 

Western Australia          Football West                                                   [email protected]                08 9422 6914 BH or 0410 659 422

 

Information can also be obtain from Football Federation Australia by contacting the National Paralympic 7-A-Side Football Team manager - David Campbell - [email protected] or 0413 713 368 AH

 

The National Championships will also be used as one of the selection events for the team to go to the World Championships in June 2011.