The aim of Football Connect is to provide participants with para and/or intellectual disability an opportunity to play and create pathways in football.
Football Connect has partnerships with both Special Olympics and Para Football to ensure players have the opportunity to try out for and participate in their events such as National and State tournaments. Within our All Ability community, we have had participants represent Australia with the Pararoos, Special Olympic World Summer Games and at the INAS Global Games.
For more information, please email Kelly Stirton or give her a call on (02) 6189 2211.
The All Ability League runs in conjunction with Capital Football’s ActewAGL Junior League from May through to September. We have four local clubs have partnered with Football Connect to ensure all players are linked with and play for a local football club. The clubs that are associated with Football connect are:
The All Ability League runs on Saturday mornings at Hawker Football Centre between 9:00am – 10:30am. The League is aimed at ages 5 to open, male and female.
‘Futsal Fives’ introduces everyone to the five-a-side indoor version of football in a fun, fast-paced and friendly environment. Futsal Fives runs for seven weeks and is open to players with para and/or intellectual disability and requires no previous experience. Participants take part in skills, activities and games.
It is also an opportunity for senior players to practice and impress coaches before selections for the National Futsal Championships athletes with an All Ability team.
Venue – Radford College
Time – Saturday mornings 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Dates – 24 & 31 October, 7, 14, 21 & 28 November and 5 &12 December
Registrations – TBC
Cerebral Palsy Football (CP Football), which is played in a 7 a-side format, is designed for athletes with cerebral palsy or an acquired brain injury.
The CP Football Program runs all year round and leads into the 2020 National CP Football Championships in October, held at Valentine Sports Park, Sydney. The program consists of skills and games to assist players with developing ball mastery which is crucial for success in CP football.