Australia Paralympic soccer team

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Australia Paralympic
Nickname(s) Pararoos
Association Football Federation Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Paul Brown
FIFA code AUS
First colours
Second colours

The Australia Paralympic soccer team represents Australia in international 7-a-side competition for athletes with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury or symptoms acquired from stroke and at the Paralympic Games. The team was founded in 1998, by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) and is controlled in partnership by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA). The team's official nickname is the Pararoos.

History[edit]

In 1998, the team was founded by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) after decided was made to form a cerebral palsy soccer team to compete at the 2000 Paralympic Games. The team eventually finished seventh in the tournament, their first of any kind. In 2005, the FFA agreed to take control of the national team.[1]

Players[edit]

The current Pararoos squad includes:[2]
Scott Kennedy
Connor Marsh
Jarrod Larkins Law
Ben Atkins
Tom Goodman
James Turner
Michael Debenham
Ryan Kinner
Chris Pyne
David Barber
Jack Williams
Ned McCabe
Chris Barty

Competitive results[edit]

Paralympic Games[edit]

Paralympic Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
United States 1984 Did not participate
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 0 8
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008
England 2012
Brazil 2016 To be determined
Japan 2016
Total 1/14 0 Titles 3 0 0 3 0 8

CPISRA World Championships[edit]

CPISRA World Championships record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Brazil 2007
Netherlands 2011 11th 6 3 0 3 15 30
2015 To be determined
Total 1/1 0 Titles 6 3 0 3 15 30

CPISRA Intercontinental Cup[edit]

CPISRA Intercontinental Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 2013 Qualified
Total 1/1 0 Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Players". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 

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