Wanderers to recognise All Abilities Football on Friday night


The Western Sydney Wanderers will be recognising All Abilities Football at their double header match at Spotless Stadium on Friday night. 

To celebrate the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) held on Monday 3 December, Friday’s match will recognise All Abilities Football. 

Teams participating in the half-time Aldi Miniroos matches and the Lap of Honour will all come from the Football NSW Football4All programs and initiatives. 

This match would not have been possible without the fantastic work between the Wanderers, Football NSW and Hills Football Association. 

Inclusive football

Football has been used across the world as a vehicle for social change and inclusion by bringing together people of all abilities with the goal of living a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Football NSW provides ideal opportunities to our football family for individuals of all abilities to promote inclusion, diversity and collaboration.

Football NSW’s Football4All programs with clubs provide families with inclusive football playing and training opportunities to ensure that players of all abilities are receiving the same football experience as all other players, coaches and administrators.

Not only do these programs provide playing opportunities, but they also provide a support network for families, volunteers and coaches to experience inclusion and belonging in the football world.

Powerchair football

Powerchair football combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to able-bodied football.

The game is usually played in an indoor centre where two teams of four Powerchair users attack, defend and spin-kick a 13-inch football in an attempt to score goals.

Powerchair football will also be on display on Friday night with a special pre-match showcase game as well as Andy Waite’s record attempt at completing the most Powerchair spins at half-time.