Midfield, Forward Benjamin Roche

  • D.O.B. 2/11/88
  • Born Shepparton, VIC

Biography

PARAROOS CAP NUMBER: 17

DEBUT: 29/06/2005 v Japan

APPEARANCES: 54

GOALS: are 30

Born and raised in Victoria, I have been involved in the Pararoos since he was 11 years old.

Born with Cerebral Palsy the challenges came early with constant Physio and therapy.

After personal experiences growing up I was keen to change how people talk about disability and to ensure people are given a fair go.

My first international tournament was at the 2005 CP World Games being held in Connecticut, USA.

With 52 games for Australia and 30 goals I am proud of what have achieved with the Pararoos program.

I have dedicated years to making sure the program grows. Working tirelessly on fundraising and promoting the Pararoos throughout Australia.

I am currently the Inclusion ambassador with Football Victoria focusing on inclusion and creating welcoming environments for everyone. I am dedicated to growing opportunities for people with a disability.