Socceroos. Matildas. Pararoos.
The Socceroos are ready to take on the world at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Matildas are through to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Now it’s time for the Pararoos.
The Pararoos are Australia’s only national football team in international 7-a-side competition for footballers with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury or symptoms acquired from stroke.
In 2015, after the Australian Sports Commission withdrew all government funding, Football Federation
Australia partnered with the Australian Sports Foundation to establish a tax-deductible fund to raise money to support these extraordinary players.
This fundraising campaign is about a group of young footballers who dream about pulling on the green and gold jersey for their country, who live with the challenges of disability every day and despite the odds, do what
they love – play our beautiful game.
They train hard, just like Tim Cahill. They strive for success, just like Sam Kerr. And they always believe that ‘Anything’s Possible.’
The Pararoos are ready to qualify for their 2019 World Cup. But they need your help.
A target of $475,000 has been established to fund the Pararoos 2019 World Cup program including national camps, international tournaments, and world’s best sports science and coaching.
Our tax-deductible fund will raise money to support Australia’s elite footballers with disabilities to ensure they can represent the green and gold at the highest international levels.
Football is the biggest sport in Australia. The Pararoos are now calling on the football and philanthropic
communities to stand behind the and generously donate to ensure they remain on the pitch. And on the Road to the 2019 World Cup.
Join the Pararoos on their Road to 2019 World journey here.
Ben Roche: What it means to be a Pararoo: Being a Pararoo gives me an opportunity to support others with disabilities. It has taught me to be a father, a husband and role model it creates extraordinary individuals and shows anything is possible."