Paralympic football roars

Brisbane Roar has continued its support for the local football community with the club donating training equipment to Queensland Paralympic Football.

Brisbane Roar has continued its support for the local football community with the club donating training equipment to Queensland Paralympic Football.

Donating shorts and socks, and allowing the Queensland Paralympic Football use of the club-s national youth league jerseys, the Roar remain strong partners of an ever expanding sport.

Queensland Paralympic Football coach Jay Larkins said with the help of the community and club-s like the Roar, paralympic football had become a massive sporting event throughout Australia.

“In 2006 we started with two athletes, and now we have 27 athletes within (Brisbane) program,”

“I have created a Queensland squad ... and two years ago we won the Australia title.

“Now we have five states involved in paralympic football throughout Australia.”

Larkins said the Roar had been a proud supporter of Queensland Paralympic Football since the outset of the first programs and through discussions, had agreed to supply equipment for the remainder of the year.

The recent agreement will ‘phenomenally- alleviate much of the financial burden heaped on athletes and their families.

Roar winger Michael Zullo presented the jerseys to Larkins before posing for photos with Sporting Wheelies- Sally Watts and Alison Mosely and young paralympic footballer, Jarrod Larkins.