About the project

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.


  • Eddie Palaci

    Hills Football Association wish Ben Atkins and the Pararoos all the very best in the future and Go the Aussies!!!!

  • Debbie Graham

    Go Pararoos!

  • Colin Atkins

    I will always support the Pararoos!!!!!


    For my father Andrew Kovacs who lived & breathed soccer & involved with Soccer Federation & had a stroke & myself a stroke 5.5 years ago - go boys!!!!

  • Rachael Bahl

    I saw your captain on ABC News Breakfast. Fantastic to hear about your program! Hope your fundraising gets you where you want to go!

  • Lewis Liang

    Can you please send me a receipt or tax invoice for the donation.

  • Carina Vitelli

    Congratulations on being a Pararoo Taj Lynch and of course a great soccer coach to me, Owen ⚽️👊

  • Elaine Donald

    I taught a boy with cerebal palsy whose ambition is to play for the Para roos.

  • Claudia Whyte

    Thanks for being a great coach to our boys Ben Sutton. Good luck. From Whyte, Bishop, Sands, Basaric, Monahan and Meza families.

  • Trish McIntyre

    I learned of your team for the first time on the ABC this morning. Awesome, very inspirational. Go Well!

  • Lorenzo Crepaldi

  • Joel Hagen

    Well done to Tom and the Pararoos. It was a beautiful film. Good luck!!

  • Karen Cogan

    Go Ben S and the pararoos!!

  • Clyde McConaghy

    Got to be in it to win it.

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