Play The Beautiful Game

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Northern Football are putting together a football squad made up of players with a physical impairment. So far 9 players are participating on a regular basis, with the hope of attracting 20 players over time. A couple of the current players have Cerebral Palsy. The immediate aim is to send a team to the Junior Disability Games in Cambridge, which is to be held over Easter weekend. Practice sessions are every Friday on QBE (North Harbour) Stadium’s Artificial Turf, between 6pm to 7.30pm. The cost is $20 per person and the people participating should be between the ages of 8-21yrs. The current training block ends on 27 March but it is anticipated that other practice sessions will follow.

The physical impairment of the players is limited to ambulant people who don’t use walkers. This means that all players need to be able to run at a fair clip.

At the moment participants are playing for fun among themselves, learning to pass and control the football and getting used to vital tactics associated with football, like spatial awareness. There are no special or modified rules so players just need to learn the basics of the game.

The current programme is being delivered by top notch, qualified coaches and is a great opportunity to learn the game and enhance your football skills.

To find out more about disability football CLICK HERE or
Contact Chris Smith chris.smith@nff.org.nz

Phone 021 723 277

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