It’s a football game that will have fans more than entertained. Our Pararoos are more than excited about this massive opportunity.
But for the team, they want to make sure they prove to all the fans out there, that they are a high-quality team who will play exciting and progressive football.
“It’s not just a bunch of disabled guys. We’re elite athletes. Just because we have disabilities doesn’t change the fact that we play amazing football”
For Pararoos skipper, David Barber, he’s content and confident that his team will show the world that just because you have a disability, it doesn’t prevent you from achieving your dreams and having success in life.
Barber is not naïve to the fact that the boys will be playing a world class opponent, but nonetheless he knows the quality across his side, and the excitement is there for all to see.
“To the people who have never seen the Pararoos… You have to see it. It’s as it exciting as seeing the Socceroos”
Pararoos experienced vice-captain Chris Pyne simply cannot wait for the opportunity to show his friends and family, as well as all the Pararoos fans, about the true quality and determination that makes up this green and gold team!
Pyne is confident that the boys will turn it on and showcase their exact talents for the world to see when they take on Canada on later this month.
“First and foremost, this is just entertaining football… We’ll leave nothing out there on the park”
For the Pararoos goalkeeper - Chris Barty, he’s aware that not many people will understand the true quality that his side possess, but by watching the boys against Canada, he’s sure that people will then grasp the diehard nature of this Pararoos side.
Barty knows that fans will see different athletes that have overcome adversity to represent their country, but more than that, he knows about the exciting nature of the game.
Fans will leave the game knowing the players have given it their all, and fans will also leaving feeling rewarded, after having watched such stimulating and fast-paced football.
“They’re not going to get what they expect… They need to see we’re a competitive team of elite footballers. We’re not just bludging your money and rocking up to games”
The perception of disability and sport can often vary, believes Pararoos player, Taj Lynch.
Lynch is content on proving to everyone that he and his teammates are a team of elite footballers who are hardworking and talented.
He wants to show the world that by supporting the Pararoos, you are supporting a team full of commitment and determination, and this is not something you see with every football team you watch play the game.
“I don’t think there is a team out there, able-bodied or Paralympic, who play with more passion and determination and heart than we do”
Pararoos player Matthew Hearne is certain of the fact that his team will leave nothing out on the park, and will put on a display of true commitment and desire for all the Aussie fans watching.
Hearne knows of all the struggles and work he and his team have overcome over the years, and with this – he is confident of the effort and quality that his side will showcase against Canada.
Pararoos v Canada
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Venue: Cromer Park (South Creek Road, Cromer, NSW)
Kick-off: 5.30pm AEDT
Tickets: Tickets on sale now via pararoos.com.au (100 per cent of ticket sales invested back into the Pararoos)