Football for children of all abilities with the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program
The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program, or BPFP as it’s commonly known, has been operating for over 11 years. The BPFP was started by Director Jay with two others, and was a way for children of all abilities who love being active to play football. While this may not seem that much of a challenge now, when the program first started the aim was just to encourage all children and their siblings to take the opportunity to be a part of a club, a team and to train with experienced coaches.
Allowing Brisbane families of all abilities to experience football
The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program has grown from strength to strength and sees loads of people participating every week. After all of their hard work to build the program, they are really excited to see so many people engaged for fun, fitness, friendship and team spirit.
Run by volunteers
The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program is run and managed solely by a team of dedicated volunteers, without whom this program would not exist. The BPFP sessions are run by enthusiastic volunteers who have professional experiences of working with people with disabilities. This includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Teachers, who can provide as much or as little support as needed. This means all children in the program are in very safe hands.
State and National Paralympic Representatives
The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program has a number of players in the current state and national Paralympic football teams, with more national representatives than most professional clubs across the globe. However, the BPFP is not just about advanced athletes. The program is fun and encourages family participation. Their aim is to get young people with a disability to stay active and healthy, and to perform to the best of their ability.
The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program is supported by Football Queensland and Queensland Christian Football Association. BPFP meets regularly at 1:30pm on Sundays during school terms at Westside Grovely FC, Grovely Playing Fields, 32 Hanran Place, Keperra, as well as supporting inclusive programs in Currimundi, North Lakes, Ormeau, Labrador and Roma.
For more information, please visit the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program website, or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/BPFP1.