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The Pararoo's is Australia's National Football Team in international 7-a-side competition for athletes with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury or symptoms acquired from stroke.
In 2015 the FFA partnered with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) to support footballers with cerebral palsy to participate in competition with pathways to International level.
Football is a popular sport for athletes with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions with the following classifications:
In CP Football, players are provided with a classification between 1 and 3 – these three classes are called FT1, FT2, and FT3. Depending on the degree of each players impairment and other physical factors, players will be provided with one of these three classes. During match play, each team must maintain a line-up featuring players with varying levels of impairments and must include:
- At least one FT1 player is to be on the field at one time.
- Only one FT3 classified player is allowed on the field at one time.
To get classified in Football or to find out more about football and the opportunities it offers, contact Charlotte Ercil
Contact Regarding Classification
Charlotte Ercil (Game Development Officer - Community)
P: +61 02 8814 4459