Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan - Coat of Arms
Federal Member for Ryan
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

Brisbane Paralympic Football Program

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Brisbane Paralympic Football Program

I recently spent a Sunday afternoon with an amazing group of people at the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program (BPFP).

Started more than 10 years ago by Head Coach, and all-round legend Jay Larkins, the programme now has close to 100 athletes of varying ages and abilities. They are proud to have several of their seniors playing at a representative level. These players are within the ‘Paralympic’ & ‘Special Olympic’ systems. 

BPFP was originally set up for children with cerebral palsy, but now welcomes children with any disability and of any ability. They have also established a ‘Mini’ squad for children as young as 2 years old. This mini squad is not only for the benefit of the children but also to create socialisation and a support network for their parents. 

The sessions are run by enthusiastic volunteers with professional experience working with people with disabilities. They include Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Teachers who can provide as much or as little support as needed.

Jay and his team provide the type of environment where children with disability can thrive. They are always looking for support whether it is through sponsorship, equipment donations or funding. If you would like to find out more please send an email to bpfootball@hotmail.com


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