Football Australia revealed the fixtures and squads for the highly anticipated 2023 National Para Football Championships, setting the stage for an extraordinary showcase of talent and determination. The premier national tournament for para footballers is slated to take place from Wednesday 4 October to Saturday 7 October at Perth’s prestigious WA State Football Centre.
Five formidable teams, including reigning champions Football NSW, hosts Football West, Football Victoria, Football Queensland, and a Football Australia Select team, are gearing up for intense competition spanning three action-packed days. The championships will culminate with the crowning of champions on Saturday, followed by a grand closing ceremony where award winners will be celebrated.
This year’s event promises a display of exceptional skills, featuring a mix of current and former national team players alongside the budding stars of tomorrow. All teams have unveiled their 12-player squads, sparking excitement among supporters.
What makes this championship even more significant is its role as a preparatory ground for the upcoming 2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships. With the Para Asian Cup on the horizon, these matches provide invaluable experience for players, allowing them to fine-tune their strategies and techniques under the keen observation of national team head coaches.
Football enthusiasts around the world can catch every heart-pounding moment as all matches will be streamed live on Football Australia’s YouTube channel www.www.youtube.com/@footballaustralia
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The event’s significance is amplified by the support of Football West and the Football Futures Foundation. Their continued dedication to the sport and the para-athletes underscores the spirit of unity and inclusivity that defines the championships. Football Futures Foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to the supporters and sponsors of the Gold Fields State WA Para football team; Gold Fields, KingKira Group and Football West.
What’s more, the 2023 National Para Football Championships is free for the public to attend, inviting fans of all ages to witness the power of sportsmanship and passion firsthand.
As the countdown to kick-off begins, Australia braces itself for an unforgettable tournament that will not only showcase the nation’s top para football talent but also inspire generations, proving once again that the love for the game knows no boundaries.
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