Footballers with a physical or intellectual disability are encouraged to get involved in this year’s McDonald’s Kanga Cup, in the Athletes with Disability (AWD) Division!
Introduced in 2012, the AWD Division provides people of all ages, who are not interested or not yet ready to play mainstream football, with the opportunity to be part of the McDonald’s Kanga Cup.
The CEO of Sports 4 All Greg Brown, said the event is highlighted on their calendars as one of their favourite competitions of the year.
“Kanga Cup is a community and these guys feel a part of this community. They value what it means to have the opportunity to play and blaze a path for inclusion.
“They love the week away with friends and experiencing what it means to be part of a team – life lessons that most take for granted are not lost on these guys.
“It also exposes people to people with disabilities. They get to see there really is no difference, it’s about the love of football.
“Football is the focus not the disability and when people see this, they understand it’s about sport and what they thought was about difference is able to be understood and seen through a football lense.
“This is remarkable in its simplicity but far reaching in its outcomes.”
Currently there are four teams registered; with two coming from the New South Wales branch of Sports Inclusion Australia and two from Capital Football under the Canberra United All Ability Academy.
“We have gone with a different tact this year and are bringing our veteran team who have been competing for many, many years (and winning) as well as a team of school kids who are competing for their first time and are so excited to be included,” Greg Brown said.
This year there are two events to take place throughout the week. The Gala Day will kick things off on Monday 5th July followed by four days of competition, running from Tuesday 6th July through until the Grand Final on Friday 9th July.
To register, visit https://kangacup.com/kc2020/register-now-2/