The BPFP was founded in 2006 by director Jay Larkin for children of all abilities to play football. It is a fun program designed to encourage family participation. The aim of the BPFP is to get young people with a disability to stay active and healthy.
The BPFP is run and managed solely by a team of dedicated volunteers, without whom this program would not exist. These enthusiastic volunteers have professional experience working with people with disabilities, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, sports psychologists and teachers who can provide as much or as little support as needed, meaning your children are in very safe hands.
As an endorsed provider, BPFP players are eligible to be insured under Football Australia’s National Insurance Programme.
Football Queensland is proud to support Variety Queensland’s inclusive sports program through involvement in the Activate Inclusion Sports Days held in Brisbane.
The Variety Activate Inclusion Sports Days program provides free and inclusive sports days for children with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities and is aimed at kids aged 5-17.
FQ coaches deliver workshops as part of the program, providing an opportunity for participants to try football alongside a range of other sports in a fun and supportive environment with specialised coaches.
Variety Queensland plans to expand the Activate Inclusion Sports Days to Moreton Bay, Cairns and Townsville in the coming year.
For more details on these programs, please contact email@example.com
The BPFP serves as a platform for the Queensland State Para Football Team. Representing Queensland puts players in the frame for a call-up to Australia’s National Para Football Team, the Pararoos.
The BPFP is holding a Classification Day on 18 July 2021 at the home of Football Queensland in Meakin Park.
All athletes wishing to be considered for Queensland selection must register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is open to all male and female players 12 years and over with Ataxia, Hypertonia or Athetosis, three impairment types that are most commonly associated with individuals having a neurological impairment, with a motor control impairment of a cerebral nature, causing a permanent and verifiable Activity Limitation. For more information on classification, click here.
Images: Brisbane Paralympic Football Program
Football Queensland proudly supports the Queensland Powerchair Football Association which was founded to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to play team sport.
Powerchair Football is an adapted version of the world game of football. Two teams of four hit and spin a 13-inch football on a regular-size basketball court. The game is played by athletes who use powerchairs for their everyday mobility.
There are currently four powerchair teams competing within the QPFA in SEQ – Richlands Lions, Brisbane Strikers, Brisbane City & Moreton Bay Jets.
The sport is easy and quick to learn – and QPFA will provide all the necessary advice on sourcing footguards to participate. If you would like to join QPFA, please email email@example.com.
Football Queensland assists Deaf Sport & Recreation Queensland in running the annual Deaf Futsal Gala Day. Each year in late October, more than 70 deaf and hard of hearing youth come together from ten different schools from the Brisbane & Darling Downs region to play futsal together.
Schools that participate in the event include:
- Kedron State High School
- Runcorn High School
- Ipswich Central State School
- Toowong State School
- Goodna Special School
- Warrigal Road State School
- Park Ridge State High School
- Cecil Plains State School
- Centenary Heights State High School
For more information or to get involved, please contact Julie Lyons – firstname.lastname@example.org